The sweet passion fruit is a fruit that is increasingly known not only for its benefits but also due to articles like ours.
So, here's another informative article for you, about Passiflora Alata, the botanical plant of the sweet passion fruit. Follow it below.
First, the botanical family of passion fruit is the Passifloraceae, it has about 650 species and 20 genera.
And among these species is P. Alata, the producer of the sweet passion fruit, a species that has a semi-perennial life cycle, containing a longer lifespan than its sisters.
It is a plant that is included in the pharmacopoeia and is officially accepted for medicinal use, with several benefits that are also found in the sweet passion fruit fruit.
It is part of the characteristic of this species to have a good development, with voluble tendrils that can reach about 20m in length.
Its stem has a scale-shaped structure, known as a stipula, and is about 1.0 to 1.5 cm long.
Its leaves are smooth and simple, with an oval or oblong (elongated) shape, measuring between 7 to 15 cm in length.
The flowers of Passiflora Alata, with its reddish color, are beautiful, solitary and very fragrant, measuring 10 to 12cm in diameter.
And its fruits are certainly worth mentioning, as they can weigh from 90 to 300 grams, with a thick and smooth skin, measuring 8 to 15 cm in length and 5 to 10 cm in diameter.
Finally, Passiflora Alata is native to tropical and subtropical areas of America, and generates flowers in September and fruits in November.
In short, there are many benefits in the sweet passion fruit that come from its plant – check it out on here some of these benefits. In addition, its sweeter flavor than other passion fruit stands out.
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