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Red granadilla fruit

Introduction of Red granadilla

            Scientific name - Passiflora coccinea

The red granadilla comes under the category of Passifloraceae family which contains a vanilla flavor in it, with soft flowers which are white in color with a diameter of 5cm and bears fruits which are ellipsoid in shape and have a ribbed texture with reddish purple color but can be consumed raw. The climatic conditions must be a topic one withstanding 5 degrees or even low temperatures too. The plant can be potted for flowers.

The flowers are a look alike of saucer the color is slightly orange tinge and the fruits texture is found to be wooly in nature and spherical in its shape with a length of 2 inches after it ripens turns out to be orange-yellow with spikes which are very dark. The plant falls under the vine category possessing evergreen to partially green colors growing in low climatic conditions. Also withstands hot climatic conditions if properly provided with a mulch only if its frozen. The leaves have five lobes in them their flowers are smaller in their size has an amazing beauty added on to it and the fruit can be consumed. Often must be pruned from the inner point of view for making it stay healthy. The plant comes under the climber category and acts as a source of food for the caterpillars and also the fritillary butterflies. They llok perfect on the trellis architecture also opted for providing shade also stabilizing the sloppy areas. They can also be grown indoors with windows providing proper amount of light.

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Nutritional Value of Red granadilla

Proteins 0.340-0.474g
Fat 1.50-3.18g
Crude fiber 3.2-5.6g
Calcium 5.6-13.7mg
Iron 0.58-1.56mg
Phosphorus 44.0-78.0mg
Vitamin B1 0.00-0.002mg
Vitamin B2 0.063-0.125mg
Vitamin B3 1.42-1.813mg
Vitamin C 10.8-28.1mg

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Tolerates cold climatic conditions in the regions of USDA Zones 10-12. In places of St. Louis the flowers must be domesticated with containers that has cold climatic conditions inside them with a temperature equivalent to that of the greenhouse temperature and in homes where there is proper light and a temperature of 60 F. The pots must have humus soil which is properly drained. The containers are kept outside in the hot climatic condition exactly preceding the frost date of the spring. Blooms only when kept in sun for a long time can survive in the shady parts too, they grow also in the rainy areas but the windy place would help in avoiding the fungal based diseases. The watering process must take place in the regular intervals especially when they start to grow. They must be pruned in the early times of the growing period since they involve in the production of flowers on newly growing, they must not be placed in the sun after the first fall frost date. The watering must be lowered on regular intervals between the autumn and end of winter. They can be grown indoors if the room is bright and also in the room where the window faces sunny south.

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Health Benefits of Red granadilla

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The flowers are utilized for soothing the pains of muscles, also eradicates complications of anxiety, insomnia, restlessness and high blood pressure.

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