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Passiflora Edulis

Passiflora Edulis

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  1. Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis
  2. Synonyms: Passiflora edulis Sims
  3. Common Name: Passion Fruit, Purple Granadilla
  4. Seeds collection period: Mar-April
  5. Seeds longevity: 4-6 months

Description:

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.

Use:

  • Across the world, passion fruit has a variety of uses related to its appealing taste as a whole fruit and juice. 
  • Passion fruit oil is extracted from the seeds and composed mainly of linoleic acid(77%) with smaller amounts of oleic acid (15%) and palmitic acid(10%). It has varied applications in cosmetics manufacturing and for uses as a human or animal food.