Passion Fruit Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
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.
Ripen Tropical fruit at room temperature and then refrigerate until ready for use.
Passion fruit will not ripen well after picking - it should be allowed to ripen on the tree.
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.
Amount per serving
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.
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