The insoluble fiber in passion fruit seeds promotes intestinal health
Passion fruit seeds are rich in insoluble dietary fiber (64.1 grams per 100 grams)1. Chau, Huang, and Chang (2005) have suggested that the passion fruit seeds insoluble fiber might offer an effective functional ingredient to promote intestinal function and health2. They found that adding passion fruit seeds insoluble fiber to a fiber free diet could enhance the intestinal amylase activity and reduce the caecal pH and caecal ammonia content. Amylase is an important enzyme needed to convert complex sugars into simple sugars during digestion. A decrease in caecal pH and caecal ammonia in turn helps balance bacteria in the intestines and potentially reduce the risk of tumors in the colon. Additionally, insoluble fiber helps promote regular bowel movement and prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. It also helps transport toxins out of the body.