Passion Fruit / Granadilla

Passiflora ligularis

General Information

Passion fruit / granadilla is a tropical climbing fruit belonging to the passifloracea family. It comes from Mexico and grows in the tropical areas of Central and South America.

It is a round fruit, protected by a fragile orange peel, it has a sweet, gelatinous pulp full of black seeds.

It is considered a fairly exotic fruit, and Colombia has become the main exporter to European markets.

Passion Fruit / Granadilla

Latin name: Passiflora ligularis
Family plant name: Passifloraceae
Origin: The Andes Mountains

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 23.4g 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%
Phosphorus 10%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin B2 11%
Vitamin B3 10%
Vitamin B6 8%
Vitamin B9 4%
Vitamin C 36%
Vitamin K 1%
Magnesium 8%

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.



It is a fruit with innumerable benefits for our health, it provides potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium and fiber. It contains carbohydrates, proteins and a high content of vitamins A, B1, B2 and C.

Benefits : 

  • Works as a sedative and natural tranquilizer: Helps stabilize nerves, prevents insomnia.
  • Helps our digestive system: Thanks to its high fiber content, it works as a digestive stimulant.
  • Clears high cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Combat heart disease: The vitamins and proteins contained in passion fruit regulate the heart rate and blood pressure.
  • It intervenes in the production of blood cells and platelets: Thanks to the iron, phosphorus, potassium and vitamin B that this fruit has, the production of blood cells and platelets increases, avoiding the suffering of anemia.
  • Essential food for children: Stimulates physical and mental growth in children, provides water and allows relaxation and rest of the body.
  • Take care of our eyes: Due to its vitamin A content, it improves and cares for our visual health, it helps to prevent the ocular cells from deteriorating.
  • Relieves cough and fever.
  • Fight diarrhea and colic



This fruit can be eaten raw, you just have to break the peel with your fingers and extract its pulp with a spoon, its seeds are edible.

You can also make games, jellies, desserts, sauces, and yogurt.