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Purple Passionfruit: The Richest of the Passionfruits

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The purple passionfruit is usually a deep purple color when ripe, it is soft and very juicy inside with many seeds. The purple passionfruit is the sweeter and richer of the passion fruit varieties. It is most often made into juice or eaten raw; the juice of the passionfruit is often added to other juices for it’s pleasing smell. If you look at a passionfruit photo, you will find that most are not much bigger than a lemon. The fruit maracuya and passionfruit are the same thing.

Historically, the Passionflower got it’s name when Christian missionaries noticed that its parts reminded them of the “Passion” or torture of Christ during the crucifixion.

The passionfruit is abundant in potassium, beta carotene, and fiber. Passionfruit juice is a good source of the antioxidant, Lycopene and vitamin C and. Studies have shown that passionfruit peels might have traces of cyanogenic glycosides. It can help with treating asthma, lowers blood pressure and for use as a mild sedative.

Choose heavy, large, firm fruit. When it is ripe, it has deep purple, wrinkled, dimpled, skin.  Let is stay out at room temperature until it is ripe. Store it in the fridge for up to a week.

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