Passion fruit has a gelatinous pulp which can be used raw or cooked in desserts and drinks. The pulp and also the seeds can be eaten all alone without any seasoning. However, it is recommended to add a little bit of sugar to take away their tartness. It can be added to Macedonia salads, other type of salads, soups, jams, sorbets, cake or chocolate filling, or as an ingredient in cheese creams.
There are two myths about the name of this tropical fruit with a sweet-tart flavor. One of the myths is related to the Spanish colonization in America and a passionate romance between the daughter of a settler and a native. Another myth reflects a Christian story about the resemblance of the fruit inside with the crown of thorns that Jesus wore in his Calvary. Therefore, Spanish colonizers named this fruit associating it with the Passion of the Christ.
This fruit is originally from the Amazon jungle and cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas around the world.
97 calories in 100 grams. Passionfruit is high in potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C.