Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis) originates from South America, specifically Southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Coming from the passionflower species, passionfruit grow on vines and prefer tropical and subtropical climates. The shell varies in colour and size, with yellow shelled passionfruit’s being larger than the purple version. The inside of the fruit is filled with black seeds that are encased in a pulp. Farmers plant cuttings, and these being to produce fruit after 5 months. The plant then blooms and produces fruit again and again, until the end of its lifecycle. From flowering until the fruit is ripe, takes approximately 45 days and after 24 months, the plant is eradicated in industrial cultivation, given that the plant is then more susceptible to diseases.
Passionfruit Puree has a dark yellow / orange color. It has a very acidic taste with with some sweet and tart notes. Its flavor is very distinct and unique. It blends well with other tropical flavors like pineapple and mango but also citrus like orange.
|Energy||213 kJ (51 kcal)|
|Total lipid (fat)||0.05 g|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||0.004 g|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||0.006 g|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||0.029 g|
|Fiber, total dietary||0.2 g|
|Sugars, total||13.4 g|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||29 mg|
*Source: Calculated internally using official online databases.