Passion Fruit-Parchita

Passiflora edulis

General Information

Also known as the passion fruit. It is a climbing plant that grows in South America and Central America, it is considered native to the Amazon of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Passion fruit is a round fruit, approximately 4 to 10 cm in diameter, has a hard shell, which is not edible and its juicy pulp is full of seeds. It has an acidic and sweet flavor at the same time and its color can vary between green, yellow and purple.

It is known as passion fruit, due to the shape of its thorny flower that captivated the Spanish colonizers who called it that.

Passion Fruit-Parchita / Maracuyà

Latin name: Passiflora edulis
Family plant name: Passifloraceae
Origin: Southern Brazil

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 28mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22.4g 8%
Dietary Fiber 10.4g 35%
Total Sugars 11.2g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2.2g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 348mg 8%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin B2 11%
Vitamin B3 10%
Vitamin B6 8%
Vitamin B9 4%
Vitamin C 36%
Vitamin K 1%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What properties does the passion fruit have?

 This fruit is a good source of vitamins A and C, it contains minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It has antioxidant properties, and high fiber content that helps intestinal transit. Passion fruit has been found to contain iron and flavonoids.


  1. Reduces blood pressure
  2. Prevents constipation
  3. Works as an anti-inflammatory
  4. Reduces cholesterol levels in the blood
  5. Provides energy
  6. Strengthens teeth and bones
  7. Strengthens the immune system
  8. Eliminates cough and respiratory problems
  9. Take care of our skin
  10. Reduces the risk of degenerative diseases
  11. Take care of the hair
  12. Reduces stomach pain and menstrual cramps


How to consume?

 This fruit can be used in the kitchen, in salads, sauces, juices, desserts, jams, but it also works as an antibacterial, or essential oil for facial routines.

To eat it, be sure to wash it, cut it in half and with the help of a spoon eat its pulp.