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Passion Fruit

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Introduction

Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a vine species of passion flower native to South America. It can be cultured in both tropical and subtropical regions. The fruit has a spherical to ovoid shape and it is entirely fleshy. The fruit’s weight can vary between 30 to 80 grams and inside its flesh there are approximately 250 black seeds.  

 
History

Passion fruit is native to South America and mainly in regions of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Some people believe though that it is originated from Australia instead of South America but there is no sufficient evidence to support this claim.  


Regions

The fruit can be found in both tropical and subtropical regions around the globe. Significant amounts of passion fruit are produced in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Kenya, Uganda, Argentina, Paraguay, South Africa, and India. 


Flavours &Texture

Its taste is slightly acidic and musky and it resembles the taste of guava fruit. It has a strong fruity and tart taste. In terms of its texture, it is thick and very jelly-like.  


Preparation

Cut the fruit in half with a sharp knife and scoop out the edible seeds and juicy flesh that surrounds them. You can eat it with a spoon as it is or you can make juice, or smoothies. 


Nutritional Value

Passion fruit contains a moderate amount of calories and it is a rich source of antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and fibre.

 

Calories per 100 g

97 kcal

Fat

0.7 g

Carbohydrates

23.39 g

Fibre

10.4 g

Protein

2.2 g

Vitamin C

50% of the RDI

Vitamin A

43% of the RDI

Riboflavin

10% of the RDI