This fruit is also known as Purple Grandilla, Passionfruit or Pasionaria. It is part of the Passiflora Edulis family and it is a climbing plant that has its origin in Central America. The main producing country is Brazil, followed by Venezuela, Colombia and the rest of the tropical countries. The fruits are edible, and are egg-shaped. It is fleshy; the skin is yellowish violet or orange, depending on the ripeness and variety. The texture is plain and brilliant when it has not ripened yet and creased when it is ready for consumption. The black seeds are covered by an orange jelly sometimes yellowish or green , which is juicy and bittersweet and tastes as pineapple or guayaba. The commercial varieties are granadillas, purple and yellow ones. The granadilla is the sweetest, while the other two are bigger ones.
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Passiflora edulis, commonly known as passion fruit , is a vine species of passion flower native to southern Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina. The 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, the juice often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma. The passion fruit is so called because it is one of the many species of passion flower , the English translation of the Latin genus name, Passiflora. There are two main varieties: a purple-fruited type, P. Usually the vine produces a single flower 5—7.
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