Passion Fruit

Exotic fruit

Varieties

Within this species, there are two distinct forms, the standard purple, and the yellow.



Passion Fruit is classified as a tropical fruit.

Description

-Deep-green and glossy above, paler and dull beneath, and, like the young stems and tendrils, tinged with red or purple, especially in the yellow form.

-Within is a cavity more or less filled with an aromatic mass of double-walled, membranous sacs filled with orange-colored, pulpy juice and as many as 250 small, hard, dark-brown or black, pitted seeds.

-The flavor is appealing, musky, guava-like, subacid to acid.

-Fruit is round.


Nutrition

-Delicious, passion fruit is rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber. 100 g fruit contains about 97 calories.

-The fruit is a very good source of dietary fiber.

-Passion fruit is good in vitamin C and the fruit contains very good levels of vitamin A

Fruit in recipes

1. Yogurt and Passionsfruit Panna Cotta

2. Passionfruit Souffle

3. Passionfruit Pound Cake

Historical Facts

-The purple passionfruit is native from southern Brazil through Paraguay to northern Argentina.

- It has been stated that the yellow form is of unknown origin, or perhaps native to the Amazon region of Brazil

- Speculation as to Australian origin arose through the introduction of seeds from that country into Hawaii and the mainland United States by E.N. Reasoner in 1923.