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- Botanical Name: Passiflora edulis
- Synonyms: Passiflora edulis Sims
- Common Name: Passion Fruit, Purple Granadilla
- Seeds collection period: Mar-April
- Seeds longevity: 4-6 months
The passion 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; passion fruit juice is often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma.
- Across the world, passion fruit has a variety of uses related to its appealing taste as a whole fruit and juice.
- Passion fruit oil is extracted from the seeds and composed mainly of linoleic acid(77%) with smaller amounts of oleic acid (15%) and palmitic acid(10%). It has varied applications in cosmetics manufacturing and for uses as a human or animal food.