Scientific name: Passiflora quadrangularis
Origin: S America
Medicinal use: Passiflora quadrangularis, also known as parcha, giant tumbo or quijón, is a species of passionflower plants of the intertropical zone. The fruit is the largest of all passion fruit, with a greenish-yellow thin skin, thick, fluffy, floury, juicy, sweetish flesh, white in color. The unripe fruits are boiled and eaten as a vegetable. It is an energetic food, which provides minerals, particularly iron, calcium and phosphorus, niacin and vitamins A and C.2.
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