passion fruit

Passiflora eludis

Passion fruit, granadilla or maracuja as it is most often called in the Antilles, this species is cultivated in all tropical countries, the fruits are eaten when they are very slightly crumpled, and in different forms such as fruit salads, jellies , ice creams, sauces, sorbets, or in the form of fruit juices, syrups, or other cocktails and punches.

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The flowers are used in herbal medicine, they contain flavonoids and alkaloids which have sedative properties.

plants de maracudja

It is on the photos and the video of the variety flavicarpa the culture is relatively easy and besides can grow easily without the intervention of the man it takes about a year from the seed until the harvest Harvesting is done when the fruits turn yellow or red depending on the variety they can be picked green at the start of yellowing the ripening will continue in a fruit tree in a few days the fruits will be ripe.

Récolte de Maracudja (Fruit de la passion)


The fruits are used in desserts the leaves are used to treat problems of insomnia, anxiety, migraine, nervousness but also as an antispasmodic, anti-diarrheal, against pain, menstrual disorders the leaves are used for the treatment of high blood pressure.


Quantity per 100g

Minerals: Phosphorus 57.00mg, Calcium 12.00mg, Magnesium 30.00mg, Sodium 10.00mg, Iron 0.800 mg, Copper 0.130 mg, Zinc 0.800 mg, Manganese 0.460 mg

Vitamins: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 28.00 mg Provitamin A (carotene) 0.500 mg Vitamin B1 (thiamin) 0.010mg Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.120mg Vitamin B3 or PP (nicotinamide) 2.000 mg


Infusion :

Pour l'anxiété légère

s'endormir 2 tasses le soir

30 à 50 gr de feuilles dans un litre d'eau, bouillir 2 à 3 minutes, infuser 10 minutes

une tasse 3 à 4 fois par jour.

Jus: 5 à 6 fruits  mûres pour 1 litre d'eau

Pour la diminution de l'hypertension artérielle ou de la glycémie.


maracuja fruit juice Method 1: Open the fruit and put the flesh and seeds in a 2 liter bottle, add the water close the container, shake vigorously for 30 seconds to 1 minute filter the contents of the bottle it can be stored for a maximum of 3 days in the fridge. Method 2: Take 4 to 5 fruits remove the contents and make an infusion in 1 liter of water for 15 to 20 minutes filter the result and let cool.

Indesirable effects

drowsiness, headaches, visual disturbances, digestive disorders (nausea or vomiting) in cases of overdose.

Last edited: 07/06/2024

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