Scientific name: Passiflora edulis var edulis
Available/season: All year round
Flavor: Sweet to tart. The fruit is filled with aromatic sacs containing pulpy juice.
Grown between 2500 and 3000-meter altitude
Benefits: Passion fruit juice is a good source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and carotenoids (Vitamin A)
Passion fruit is a tropical fruit which is better to be consumed when fresh, since its pulp is rich in aroma and flavor and has a high proportion of juice compared to the yellow passion fruit (Maracuyá).
It is ripe when the skin is dimpled.
Cut in half and scoop out the fleshy seeds. Eat on it is own or
add to fruit salads, ice-creams, or sorbets. Popular in beverages or added to yogurt. The seeded pulp can be made into jelly or jam combined with pineapple.