Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) is a tropical fruit belonging to the family of Passifloraceae. Originating in South America, It has been used widely in folk medicine in South America to treat anxiety, insomnia, asthma, bronchitis, and urinary infection. At present this fruit is grown worldwide and is used as an edible fruit for the food industry.
Purple-colored fruit (Passiflora edulis f. edulis)
The purple passion fruit is of a round shape and approximately 2-3 inches long. When ripe, the thick, waxy rind grows a wrinkly, deep purple with faint white specks. The orange, juicy pulp inside contains many small, dark seeds. Passion fruit is widely considered one of the most delicious fruits in the world and has a tart, aromatic flavor. They are commonly eaten fresh by simply halving the fruit and scooping out the pulp. It is also a popular additive for drinks and each nation has its own unique variation.