The Banana Passion Fruit plant, the scientific name Passiflora Mollissima, belongs to the Passifloraceae family and is a climbing plant native to the tropical regions; the fruit of the Banana Passion Fruit has an elongated yellowish shape very similar to the common banana, and contains a soft, yellowish / orange pulp inside.
The Banana Passion Fruit is a fruit of the size of a small yellow banana. The edible part is composed of seeds kept together by a juicy jelly from the unmistakable scent, it has a sour taste. The shell is hard and brilliant. The fruit contains a gelatinous pulp is yellow / orange with a handful of black edible seeds.
The passion fruit consists predominantly of water (73%) along with proteins, fats, ashes, dietary fibers, carbohydrates and sugars; There are also discrete amounts of mineral salts such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, zinc and selenium. In this fruit there are also good vitamins, especially those of group C, A, B2 and B3, K, J together with betacarotene. Banana Passion Fruit, thanks to the presence of beta-carotene and bioflavonoids, possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties; its intake protects the skin from atmospheric agents and fights free radicals. It also contains a high percentage of Omega 6, an essential fatty acid (not produced by the human body) that, along with omega 3, plays an important role in human health.
It prefers sunny or semi-shaded areas, resistant to drought. Being a subtropical plant can not withstand winter gels.
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