History and Facts:
Native to Brazil, passion fruit is the edible fruit of the passion flower. The name resulted after early Spanish missionaries saw the passion flower during Lent and Easter. They named it in honor of the passion of Christ. The fruit is small and round, the size of a large egg, with wrinkled, red, yellow, or purple-brown skin, yellow flesh and many small black edible seeds. The pulp has an intense aromatic flavor, while the texture is jelly-like and watery. The flavor is likened to a guava.
Passion fruit is a good source of vitamins A and C, and potassium. One passion fruit has 16 calories.
Passion fruit is ripe when skin is old-looking; mold does not affect quality and can be wiped off.
July through March
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