Granadilla belongs to the passion fruit family. A layer of white, sticky, and spongy pith lies beneath the outer shell, encasing a mucilaginous, translucent pulp containing many small, flat black seeds. The pulp is aqueous, slippery, and aromatic, with a crunchy texture provided by the seeds.
Granadillas have a fruity flavor with tropical and floral undertones that is bright, sweet, and tangy. The seeds also contribute subtle, nutty flavors. Granadilla pulp can be juiced and strained that can be mixed into fruit drinks, cocktails, and smoothies.
Granadilla pulp can be used to flavor ice cream, sorbets, pies, pavlova, and cake frosting, as well as jams and marmalades. Strawberries, blueberries, tangerines, limes, mascarpone, and yogurt are all good combinations for granadillas. Granadillas are high in vitamins A and C, which act as antioxidants to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and increase collagen production in the skin. The fruits are also high in fiber, which helps to regulate digestion, high in phosphorus, which helps with bone growth and low in iron, potassium, and calcium.
nutritional info: per 1 fruit (source fitbit.com)
Calories: 17kcal | Carbs: 4.2g | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugars: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | at: 0.1g
*Always wash your fruits and vegetables under running water just before eating, cutting or cooking.