Scientific Binomial Name: Passiflora edulis
eaten out of hand, desserts, juice, ice cream, syrup, garnish, with yogurt, soft drink flavoring
Good-quality Passion fruit has very old-looking skin. The underlying shell remains hard, but the skin will be brown, shriveled and may even have spots of mold on it. This will not hurt the quality of the product.
Avoid product that is soft. Mold is okay - it can be wiped off.
Available February to July from New Zealand; May to July from Florida; and July to March from California.
Passion Fruit Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 236g
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Passion Fruit is low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It's also a good source of Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Passion Fruit Tips & Trivia
- The flower of the passion fruit is believed by some to symbolize the nails and thorns of the Crucifixion. It was named by Spanish missionaries.