The purple passionfruit is a native of the rainforest margins in the Amazon region of Brazil and perhaps also of Paraguay and northern Argentina. It has adapted to the cooler sub-tropics and the high altitude tropics.
Passionfruit acquired its name from Spanish missionaries who thought parts of the plant's flower resembled different religious symbols.
Fresh Passion Fruit is known to be high in vitamin A which is crucial for maintaining good vision, healthy skin, cell growth and reproduction. Passion fruit also contains at least 13 different carotenoids, including zeta, beta and alpha-carotene, b-cryptoxanthin and lycopene, all non-nutritive phytochemicals that help your body produce vitamin A.
Passionfruit is also a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fibre. The Yellow variety is used for juice processing, while the Purple variety is sold in fresh fruit markets.
We recommend Harris Farm Markets for your passionfruit when it is in season.
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