Saying Passion Fruit in different languages:

English – Passion fruit or passionfruit

Spanish – maracuyá or parcha

French – grenadilla or fruit de la passion

Portuguese – maracujá

Hawaiian – lilikoʻi


What is passion fruit?

Passiflora edulis is a vine species of passion flower that is native to southern Brazil, Paraguay, northern Argentina. It is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit. It’s a type of berry, which is both eaten and juiced. It is widely grown in Florida and California in the united states. It is so called because it is one of the many species of passion flower, leading to the English translation of the Latin genus name, Passiflora. There are two varieties of the vine species of Passiflora edulis. One is a shallow-rooted, woody, perennial that possesses many tendrils. Second is deeply-rooted.

How to use it?

To prepare passionfruit, cut fruit in half with a sharp knife and scoop out the edible seeds and juicy flesh that surrounds them.

Health Benefits of Passion Fruit:

  • It contains Antioxidants That Protects From Cancer.
  • It is a natural mood enhancer.
  • It keeps asthma under control.
  • It boosts the immune system.
  • It Keeps Anemia Risk Away.

 Passion Fruit Use in Cooking:

  • This fruit has a variety of uses Due to its taste as whole fruit and juice.
  • It is useful to make fruit salads, and fresh fruit pulp, passion fruit sauce.
  • Passion fruit mousse is a common dessert, and its pulp is routinely used to decorate the tops of cakes.
  • Flavoured syrup is made up of it which is used on shaved ice, and the fruit is also eaten raw, sprinkled with sugar.
  • It is used as a dessert flavouring for cookies, malasadas, cheesecakes, and mochi ice cream.
  • It is also favoured as a jam, butter.
  • It is used firstly for its juice and sweet taste, to prepare desserts.

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