Actress and TV personality Mini Mathur loves healthy meals. The 46-year-old shared a sneak peek at her breakfast smoothies and the fruits she’s in love with. In a now-defunct Instagram Story, Mini revealed she was “obsessed with passion fruit.” The actress also revealed that her day starts and ends with two passion fruits. Mini’s obsession with passion fruit is certainly healthy.
Passion fruit is the fruit of the Passiflora vine, a type of passion flower that has a tough outer rind and a juicy, seed-filled center. Passion fruits come in many types and vary in size and color. Some of the most common types are the purple and yellow varieties. This tropical fruit is grown all over the world, and crops are found in Asia, Europe, Australia, and South and North America.
So why should you also add passion fruit to your diet?
According to Healthline, passion fruit is a good source of nutrients, especially fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and provitamin A. The fruit is also rich in beneficial plant compounds, including carotenoids and polyphenols. Passion fruit is higher in polyphenols than many other tropical fruits, including lychee, mango, banana, papaya, and pineapple. Passion fruit offers a small amount of iron. A good source of antioxidants, passion fruit also protects your body from free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage your cells when present in large numbers.
Besides passion fruit, Mini also likes to enjoy nutrient-rich smoothies. The actress enjoys a tall glass of dragon fruit, coconut milk, banana and watermelon over a chia and sunflower seed smoothie, as her Instagram Story suggests. Dragon fruit is another source of high amounts of fiber and magnesium, as well as being extremely low in calories. Dragon fruit is considered a very nutrient dense fruit.
Another smoothie loved by Mini includes apple, beetroot, carrot, celery, kale, soaked sabja seeds, marine collagen powder.
How will you incorporate passion fruit into your diet?
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