Granadilla is considered by many as the best and tastiest of the passion fruit family. This globe-shaped fruit has a hard crust – almost spherical in shape. Its pulp is very juicy, with a gelatinous texture, and the fruit is sweet and very aromatic. It contains a variety of black seeds, which are edible. It can be eaten fresh, as dessert or together with other fruits in salads.
It is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and fibre. It contains proteins and carbohydrates and it also provides essential vitamins for the body, such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B9, C, E, and K. It is called the ‘Fruit of Children’, as it is said to activate the thymus of infants and help them grow. The granadilla pulp, flowers and juice have a relaxing effect, although this property is more pronounced when an infusion is prepared to be used as a mild sedative or painkiller for muscle pain or headaches.