The passion fruit , whose scientific name is Passiflora edulis , is a fruit that originates in Brazil, especially in the Amazon region. It is here that between 150 and 200 species emerge out of the 465 registered of the genus Passiflora . It was the Passiflora edulis species that gave rise, through a mutation, to the Passiflora edulis form flavicarpa or yellow passion fruit, the best known fruit.The passion fruit is a climbing plant , the base of its stem is woody, and as it approaches the apex, it loses this texture. It is generally circular. Its leaves are simple, alternate, with finely toothed margins, and are 7 to 20 centimeters long; deep green, bright on the upper surface and pale on the underside.

What is passion fruit good for?

The passion fruit is a berry, globose or ovoid in shape, with a diameter of between 4 and 8 centimeters, and 6 to 8 centimeters long. The bark is yellow in color, hard, smooth and waxy in consistency, and about 3 millimeters thick. The pericarp is thick, containing 200 to 300 seeds, each of which is surrounded by an aril.

Aryl is the mucilaginous membrane that contains an aromatic juice, which contains a large number of nutrients, such as:

  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fiber
  • Calcium, iron and phosphorus, among other minerals
  • Vitamina A (Retinol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

Passion fruit is used to:

  • Prepare soft drinks with your juice
  • Make food creams
  • Making crystallized sweets
  • Make sorbets
  • Create spirits
  • Elaborar candied
  • prepare nectars
  • Making jellies
  • Produce liquid concentrates
  • Use its shell in feed rations for cattle
  • Give consistency to jellies and jellies
  • Make oils
  • Make inks
  • Make varnishes
  • Extract the passion fruit, a tranquilizer

Passion fruit main products

Among the products that can be obtained from processing passion fruit are simple juice or concentrated juice. Juice is the main resource obtained from passion fruit; Fruits destined for this process must be collected from the ground or plants, when the peel has a yellow color. Subsequently, they undergo the steps that are followed during processing:

  • Initial selection of fruits
  • Washed
  • Final selection
  • court
  • Shell and seed separation
  • Formulation
  • Homogenization
  • Conditioning
  • Storage

The passion fruit fruits that are going to undergo the juicing process generally comply with a chemical composition, which includes the following aspects:

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.