Badea (P. quadrangularis)

Originally from America, cultivated at altitudes of 400-1500 meters. Some climatic conditions for this crop recognized foreign regions (Ecuador) are easily soil permeability and good content of organic matter with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. , At a temperature between 17-25 ° C (Paredes, 2007).

The badea , besides being a neurotransmitter in the nervous system serotonin composition contributes to cholesterol treatment , vermifuge intestinal , hypertension, diabetes , liver ailments and neuralgia ; It serves as soothing and decongestant cardio - depressant ( Cepass et al. , 2010).
Badea leafs can be used for treatment of arthritis, and as desinflamante contusions. Generally, consumption of this pasiflora is fresh. Aryl is sweet, sour and fragrant and is used in soft drinks, desserts, sweets, jams, compotes, sauces and ice cream. Aryl is mixed with the mesocarp to prepare jellies, sweets and cakes. The unripe fruit can be cooked and eaten as a vegetable (Osorio, 2005).