The passion fruit is a native fruit from Brazil, a country that remains the largest producer of this fruit in the world. According to Embrapa data from 2019, about 42,000 hectares are produced in the country, being absolutely prominent in the northeast region. The State of Bahia as the main producer, followed by the State of Ceará.
The versatile passion fruit is widely used by the industry in preparations and presentations ranging from purees to active ingredients for the manufacture of pharmacological products.
If you don’t know what these properties are and what are the possible uses of passion fruit in the industry, check out this article and learn more about it!
The therapeutic properties of passion fruit juice and other products
Passion fruit is popularly known and consumed as a natural tranquilizer, thanks to the presence of central nervous system depressant substances.
But besides having therapeutic properties, the passion fruit is also rich in nutrients that contribute to physical health.
Among them, are the vitamins A, C, B complex, and minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, and phosphorus. This set of nutrients helps to strengthen the immune system, fights free radicals, and helps in the treatment of infections, among other benefits.
Passion fruit as a remarkable industrial raw material
Besides being consumed fresh, the passion fruit is widely used by different segments of the industry, such as:
1. Food and Beverages
In the food and beverage industry, it can be used to manufacture juices, nectars, teas, wines, liqueurs, popsicles, and ice cream. In addition, the skin of the passion fruit is rich in pectin, which is a fiber used in the manufacture of jellies, juices, sweets, and yogurts, to guarantee consistency to these foods.
The fruit is used by the pharmaceutical industry to obtain the active ingredient to produce drugs that help in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, mild hypertension, menopause, menstrual cramps, and chest pain caused by a poor blood supply in the heart.
In the cosmetics segment, the passion fruit is employed for its properties that benefit skin and hair care. One of the main components used to produce cosmetics is the passion fruit oil, which is extracted from its seeds and used in the formulation of facial and body moisturizers.
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