Nayarit is the second producer of maracuya fruit at the national level

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Nayarit is the second producer of maracuy fruit at the national level with 810 tons, followed by Veracruz with 5,726 tons, Guerrero and Jalisco with 41 and 32 tons respectively, according to data from the Agro-Food and Fisheries Service (SIAP).

Maracuya fruit is known as an exotic, round fruit, that has a pulp with edible black seeds of yellow color with intense aromatic flavor inside; it is consumed in fresh waters, ice creams, jams, yogurts or naturally.

The fruit contains high percentages of vitamin A, C, fiber, potassium, minerals such as phosphorus and magnesium, helps for the treatment of cough, constipation, insomnia, colic, joint pain, also has antidiabetic, antidepressant, sedative functions, among others.

Source: NTV