Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to Paraguay, Brazil and northeastern Argentina (Corrientes and Misiones provinces). Common names include Passion Fruit (UK and US), Passionfruit (Australia and New Zealand), Granadilla (South America), Maracujá (Brazil), Lilikoʻi (Hawaiian), Magrandera Shona (Zimbabwe), and Lạc tiên, Chanh dây or Chanh leo (Vietnamese) .
Food features:The passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit can be grown to eat or for its juice, which is often added to other fruit juices to enhance the aroma.
Place of origin:Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to Paraguay, Brazil and northeastern Argentina (Corrientes and Misiones provinces).
Nutrition:Fresh passion fruit is high in beta carotene, potassium, and dietary fiber.
Dietotherapy function:Passion fruit juice is a good source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and good for people who have High blood pressure. The yellow variety is used for juice processing, while the purple variety is sold in fresh fruit markets.