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Passion fruit

Technical Name : Passiflora edulis


Taste Profile

It has fruity and tart taste to it.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be eaten as a fruit or added to salads.
  2. It can also be used to flavor ice creams, yogurt, sherbets and to make jelly and juices.


Passion fruit is a shallow-rooted and perennial, yellow or purple color tropical fruit similar to that of a grapefruit. It is vine species of passion flower, native to southern brazil.

Health benefits

  • Passion fruit contains various antioxidants which helps in boosting body's immunity.(1)
  • It contains flavonoids and phenolic compounds which have anticancer properties.(1)
  • It helps in prevention of macular degeneration and night blindness as it is rich in Vitamin A.(1)
  • It is good source of fiber and helps in regulating bowel movements.(1)
  • High copper and iron content promotes the production of red blood cells which helps in improving circulation of blood in the body.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose passion fruit which is heavy in size and has wrinkles on it. Avoid taking hard passion fruit as it might not be ripe.


Passion fruit is not good for pregnant women as it may trigger uterus to contract. It should not be taken before surgery as it might increase the effect of anesthesia.(2)

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