A cup of raw purple passion fruit juice will provide you with 1771 IU of vitamin A and 1035mcg beta carotene and a cup of the juice of raw yellow passionfruit contains 2329 IU of vitamin A and 1297mcg of beta carotene. Yellow passion fruit also contains alpha carotene which is not found in the purple pulp. Except for vitamin C, riboflavin or vitamin B2 and copper, the yellow passion fruit is higher in nutritional value. The yellow passion fruits are normally used for juice processing while the purple fruits are sold fresh.
Depending on where you are located passion fruits are known by several other names and among the popular ones are granadilla, lilikoi, maracuja, pasiflora and parchita. The fruits are from the passiflora edulis species whereas assion flower which is used as an herbal remedy is from the passiflora incarnata species.
What's good about vitamin A is that it helps support vision and skin health, strengthens the body's immune function and also assists in bone metabolism. Another important role of vitamin A is its antioxidant activities. Vitamin A helps the body fights against free radical damage.
Just like vitamin A, beta carotene promotes bone growth and tooth development, maintains healthy hair and skin, repairs body tissues and benefits the eyes. Some of the additional benefits of beta carotene include reducing the risk of arthritis, Parkinson's disease, infertility and depression. Another good thing about beta carotene is that it is the non-toxic form of vitamin A. An excess of vitamin A in the body can be toxic.
To make fresh passion fruit juice, cut the very ripe fruits into half and scoop the pulp or flesh. Put them in the blender and add water. Once blended, sieve the juice to separate the seeds and add stevia or any other sweetener. Add ice if you wish to.