Passiflora edulis

It’s a vine type tree that produce egg shaped purple or yellow fruits. The passion fruit mainly grows in warm areas, it’s found in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, , Indonesia, Peru, Hawaii, Mexico etc.

The passion fruit pictures you’ll be seeing below are taken in my own garden, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon. My tree usually blossoms end of June to mid July, after which egg shaped green eggs begin to show, end of July throughout August the green unripe fruit change in color to become purple in color, when the outer layer of the fruit gets wrinkled the fruit drops by itself out from it mother tree on to the floor. Then the fruits are collected from beneath the tree, cleaned, and cooled for consumption.

The fruit is usually cut through its middle (cross section) and the inner part is eaten by a spoon. The inner part is collected and used to make cake toppings, jams, syrups, juices, ice cream, mousses, cocktails, flavored cheese cakes, tarts, flavored yoghurt etc…

Health Benefits/ Nutritional Facts

It is a good source of fibers that are essential to the digestive system, colon etc. It’s also rich in antioxidants (prevent lipid oxidation within the body, thus help improve the body’s lipid profile, and are also associated with decreasing risks of cancer)

The passion fruit is rich in Vitamin A (helps the body to remove free radicals that cause skin and tissue damage, and it helps to improve vision) and Vitamin C (helps to repair tissue, helps prevent heart disease and cancer).

3 to 4 passion fruits make 1 fruit exchange that is around 60-70kcal.


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