Yesterday when a friend of mine said she'd give me some "buah markisa"..I thought, eh?..Wasn't sure what it was, so I just said ok, tq.
When I got it, was told that I've had the "markisa" juice before...mmm..
"Checking" the fruit at home...
(Had that with evaporated milk ~ as advised if it "taste sour",
n I added banana and kiwi fruit, just in case..hehe).
mmm..I still wasn't sure what it was until I checked online...
laaaa...its passion fruit rupanya..hehehehe...
No wonder my officemate said I'd drunk the juice before, she's used to see me drink processed juices during lunchtime.
[thou now I try to curb my habit ~ less processed juices and less cold drinks..:) ]
Okay, the results of my search online on this (as usual I love to find the benefits of what goes into me).. :-)
There are two types of passion fruits, one yellow coloured and the other purple coloured. Both these types taste alike and contain a pulp which looks like jelly, but tastes sour.
Passion fruit is rich in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins such as A, B and C and minerals such as iron, calcium and water.
* Passion fruit juice is an excellent digestive stimulant and helps in the treatment of other gastric ailments.
* Passion fruit seeds contain high amount of fiber that the body needs to cleanse the colon, improve digestion, and help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
* Passion fruit is high in vitamin A which helps the body to remove free radicals that cause skin and tissue damage, and it also helps to improve our vision.
* It is also rich in Vitamin C which helps to repair tissue, helps prevent heart disease and cancer and helps our bones.
* There is also a compound in passion fruit that is believed to block histamine, reduce allergy and inflammation; passion fruit therefore has the health benefit of reducing the symptoms of asthma.
* The antioxidants found in passion fruit have been found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.