Passion fruit is native to Brazil, but is now grown in tropical climates all over the world. There are two basic varieties: yellow and purple. Both contain a large number of edible seeds. They have a tropical fragrance and a sweet-tart flavor that makes them delicious plain or used to flavor different foods like sauces, ice creams and drinks.
Passion fruit is rich in Vitamins A and C, and is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium. These antioxidants and other essential nutrients offer health benefits including reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. To provide additional nutritional benefits, passion fruit can be added to processed foods, beverages, desserts, and other food products.