GIANT GRANADILLA, also known as Barbadina (Trinidad), Granatina (Haiti), Badea (Spain), Passiflora quadrangularis, produces the largest fruit of all species of Passiflora. It is a perennial native Neotropic plant with smooth, corded, ovate or acuminate leaves.
The fruit of GIANT GRANADILLA is the largest of all Passiflora species, 10 to 30 cm in length and 8 to 16 cm in diameter, a thin yellow, thick, foamy, floury, juicy, sweet, white thick thick flesh of 2.5 cm. The seeds are hard, flattened, obyzed, with salmon yellow, translucent, juicy and sub-colored.
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.
It prefers sunny or semi-shaded areas, resistant to drought. Being a subtropical plant can not withstand winter gels.
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