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Maracuya

Maracuya

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MARACUYA

Maracuya are large, round to oblong fruits with thick, bright yellow rinds. They are about 8 centimeters long and 4 centimeters wide. The skin is smooth and may be covered in light yellow specks. Mature fruits will be wrinkled and soft to the touch. Inside is a soft white pith and a large hollow cavity filled with brown, edible seeds encased in bright yellow, gelatinous pulp. The pulp has an intensely sweet, floral aroma with an acidic taste and tropical flavor. (Source: specialtyproduce.com Maracuya is the Spanish word for “passionfruit” and generally refers to a large yellow variety grown in South America. Yellow passionfruit are botanically classified as Passiflora edulis and are the most widely cultivated variety in the tropical rainforests of South America. They are well-known for their sour, tropical flavors and beautiful purple flowers that precede them. (Source:specialtyproduce.com))

Maracuya are used in both raw and cooked applications. Freshly scooped pulp and seeds are eaten as is or used atop salads, yogurts, and parfaits. The pulp is separated from the seeds through straining and the juice is sweetened and used for smoothies, juices, and desserts like sherbet, ice cream and sorbet. The juice is added to dressings and used to make jams, jellies and sauces. It adds color and tropical flavors when poured over cheese cake, vanilla ice cream or panna cotta. Maracuya will keep for up to 5 days at room temperature and up to two weeks in the refrigerator. (Source: specialtyproduce.com Maracuya are rich in vitamins A and C and potassium. They also contain calcium, phosphorus, iron, and a small amount of niacin with traces of thiamine and riboflavin. The fruits provide antioxidant and digestive benefits and calming properties. (Source:specialtyproduce.com))

Maracuya, or Yellow passion fruit is classified under the botanical name Passiflora edulis forma ‘flavicarpa’, meaning gold or yellow in Latin. At the time it was classified, it presumed there was only one type of yellow passion fruit. Since then, the classification Passiflora laurifolia is also used for yellow fruits. Scientists have recently argued for a change to the nomenclature, citing too many variations among plants with yellow fruits and a lack of cytological studies. Differences in the size, shape, aroma and flavor of fruits from different growing regions demonstrate the need for a better way to distinguish one variety from the next. (Source: specialtyproduce.com)

Maracuya is native to South America’s Amazon Rainforest where they have been cultivated for centuries. Their origin is unknown; however, some believe they are a hybrid of P. edulis, the sour purple passionfruit and P. ligularis called ‘sweet granadilla’. Others believe the yellow fruit was a chance mutation discovered in Australia. Passionfruit were already established in Australia prior to 1900 and had spread to Hawaii from there by the end of the 19th century. Maracuya were first identified in Brazil 1932, though recent discussions among botanists have questioned the original classification for the yellow varieties. Maracuya grows well in the hot, tropical low lands of Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Guyana. Yellow passionfruit are also found in the Caribbean and in Central America, though they may be different varieties. Maracuya are most likely spotted at markets throughout northern South America. (Source: specialtyproduce.com)

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Maracuya is one of the best sources of vitamin C. A portion of 100 grams contains 30 mg of important nutrients for the body, as well as useful to strengthen the immune system. (Source: thecostaricanews.com Cannot serve request to /content/food-com/en/recipes/ingrid-hoffmann/m/ma/mar/mara/maracuya-passion-fruit-mousse-recipe.html on this server (Source:www.foodnetwork.com))

Passion fruit or maracuya is highly rich in Vitamin C, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-carotene that boosts your immunity. It also has iron which increases haemoglobin in our red blood cells. Its rich content of riboflavin (Vitamin B6) and niacin (Vitamin B3) helps in regulating the thyroid activity in our body. (Source: lekkerllama.nl)

Passion fruit or maracuya is highly rich in Vitamin C, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-carotene that boosts your immunity. It also has iron which increases haemoglobin in our red blood cells. Its rich content of riboflavin (Vitamin B6) and niacin (Vitamin B3) helps in regulating the thyroid activity in our body. (Source: lekkerllama.nl)

SEED

Part of the excellent benefits of this fruit is that it helps cleanse the body. It embellishes the skin thanks to its properties that help filter, separate, and eliminate toxins, improving the freshness of the skin, and stimulating the growth of cells by allowing the renewal of those that are dead. In addition to all this, it helps the digestive system function properly. Due to its high content of natural fiber, it helps the digestive tract to clean the intestines. Parchita makes stools less solid and softer since its seeds can be used as a mild laxative. (Source: thecostaricanews.com

As we mentioned before, you can make juice of it by simply adding drinking water to the pulps and seeds in a blender, with some ice cubes. But do not add sugar; juices are better to consume with the fruits’ natural flavor. The consumption of sugar in some juices diminishes the properties and the effect of them. (Source: thecostaricanews.com)Maracuyá, apart from being able to be transformed into presentations like desserts, culinary dishes, and natural remedies, can also be eaten raw. Like all fruits, it is preferable to take the most of its nutrients by consuming it raw. It can be chopped in two to consume the pulp and seed and thus avoid the skin, although many times there are those who use the skin it to make tea. (Source:thecostaricanews.com))

 

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