Nowadays, it is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, aromatic flavor, and seedy fruit and is widely grown in several countries of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southern Asia, Vietnam, Israel, Australia, South Korea, Hawaii (Lilikoʻi), and the United States.
The passion fruit is a pepo, a type of berry, round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit is both eaten and juiced; passion fruit juice is often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma.
The passion fruit is so called because it is one of the many species of passion flower, leading to the English translation of the Latin genus name, Passiflora. The name was given by Spanish missionaries to South America. The flower of the passion fruit is the national flower of Paraguay.
Passion fruit applications cover almost every aspect of food and beverage applications. It can be added to fruit salads, and fresh fruit pulp or passion fruit sauce is commonly used in desserts, including as a topping for pavlova (a regional meringue cake) and ice cream, a flavoring for cheesecake, and in the icing of vanilla slices. In Brazil, the term maracujá applies to passion fruit (maracujá azedo, or "sour") and granadillo fruit juice, ice pops and soft drinks. When making caipirinha, one may use passion fruit instead of lime. Passion fruit syrup is also used on shaved ice, and the fruit is also eaten raw, sprinkled with sugar. It is also favored as a jam or jelly, as well as a butter and can also be used to glaze or to marinate meat and vegetables.
In the Philippines, passion fruit is commonly sold in public markets and in public schools. Some vendors sell the fruit with a straw to enable sucking out the seeds and juices inside. In Portugal, especially the Azores and Madeira, passion fruit is used as a base for a variety of liqueurs and mousses.
In Puerto Rico, where the fruit is known as "parcha", it is used in juices, ice cream or pastries. In Malaysia and the regional South East Asia, passion fruit is also known as ‘Buah Markisa’.
In South Africa, passion fruit, known locally as Granadilla (the yellow variety as Guavadilla), is used to flavor yogurt. It is also used to flavor soft drinks such as Schweppes and numerous cordial drinks. It is widely available in restaurants. In Sri Lanka, passion fruit juice, along with faluda, is one of the most popular refreshments.
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Color: Orange Yellow
· Milk Teas
· Icing / Sauce on Cakes
· Ice Creams
· Cold Drinks
· Fruit Punches