Gulupa

The Gulupa helps to provide the essential Vitamins A, B12 & C that the body needs. It is a source of calcium, fiber, phosphorus, potassium, iron, protein and magnesium.

The Gulupa belongs to the passion fruits family. The shell is smooth, thick and dark purple. The pulp is yellow and juicy with edible seeds. The flavour is unique; it is acid and mildly sweet and has a very pleasant aroma.


Consumption

Wrinkled passion fruits are not rot, but perfectly ripe. When wrinkled, the sweet sour taste becomes somewhat sweeter. If the skin is not deeply wrinkled, keep the fruit at room temperature until it is. Ripe passion fruit can be refrigerated for a few days. 

Cut the fruit into two halves and scoop out the jelly-like pulp with a tablespoon. Now it is ready to be consumed or converted into juice. 

Passionfruit is commonly eaten by itself. However it makes a wonderful jelly, pie filling or cake frosting. Seeds with the surrounding juice sacs are also often added to fruit salads.


Health Benefits

Like all passion fruits, the gulupa is used as a tranquilizer since it works as a natural sedative. It lowers arterial pressure and it is a rich source of Vitamin C. In the same way, it helps to conciliate dreams, controls tension and improves digestive functions.