Passion Fruit


Passion fruit (or Passiflora edulis) non-tropical fruit in Mauritius.

Known as “Grenadine” in Mauritius.

250px-maracuyaThere are 2 types:

-Golden Passionfruit, bright yellow variety of passion fruit, can grow up to the size of a grapefruit, has a smooth, glossy, light and airy rind

– dark purple passion fruit (for example, in Kenya) is smaller than a lemon, with a dry, wrinkled rind at maturity.

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Uses:

-commonly used in desserts

-used to make juice, cocktails

-can be eaten straight as a fruit

-used to flavor yogurt in South Africa

-used in soft drinks, e.g. Schweppes Sparkling Granadilla and numerous cordial drinks.

-it lowers blood pressure

Fresh passion fruit is know to be high in vitamin A, potassium and dietary fiber

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