PASSION FRUIT (MARACUYA)

Passion fruit, whose scientific name is passiflora edulis, is also known as passion flower or granadilla, and it is referred to as Murucuya in Argentina and Venezuela. Passion fruit originates from America, specifically from Brazil, and is an important part of the country’s culture and tradition, where passion fruit pulp is made into a refreshing drink.

Two kinds of passion fruit (maracuya), those of a yellow or a purple color, are the main ones used for trading, but there are over 500 types around the world, 69 of which are available in Mexico. It is grown in the states of Tabasco, Michoacan, Puebla and Veracruz, were it is sometimes turned into passion fruit pulp because it is easier to use and handle. Maracuya is high on potassium and dietary fiber, and it is an excellent source of Vitamin C.

The name Passion Fruit was given to the fruit not because of any aphrodisiac properties, but because of the religious uses given to the fruit by missionaries when referring to the Passion of Christ before the crucifixion.

It can be enjoyed as fresh fruit, in juices or as dried fruit. Interfoods has decided to turn it into an innovative product, by creating a passion fruit pulp. We have made sure that our passion fruit pulp is of the highest quality possible, so that you can enjoy its benefits.

For more information about our passion fruit pulp (maracuya), click on the following link: Fruit Pulps