Passion Fruit

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An oval-shaped, purplish-brown fruit that grows on a woddy vine, which climbs and clings to other forest plants in order to grow upward. The vine produces large white flowers and a fruit known as passion fruit. The fruit is ripe when it is soft and wrinkled on the outside and on the inside becomes golden colored with a watery and jelly-like textured flesh. Sweet yet somewhat tart in flavor, the flesh and seeds are edible but are generally used as a flavoring in beverages, ice cream, sorbets, jams, sauces, marinades, and fruit salads. Passion fruit nectar is a common beverage available in many food stores.

To prepare, slice one end of the fruit and remove the pulp with a spoon. The outer skin can then be discarded. Select fruit that are deep purple in color, firm and somewhat heavy for their size. When storing, keep ripe fruit refrigerated for 4 to 6 days. In addition to being referred to as passion fruit or passion flower, this plant is also known as: apricot vine, carkifelek, caharkhi felek, granadilla, maypop, maracoc, maracuja, saa't gulu, ward assa'ah, and zahril aalaam.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup
Calories60
Protein0g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates14g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars14g
Potassium278mg
Sodium6mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories51
Protein0g
Total Fat5g
Total Carbohydrates13g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars13g
Potassium278mg
Sodium6mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories97
Protein2g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates23g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars11g
Potassium348mg
Sodium28mg
Cholesterol0mg

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