With its yellow fruits, it belongs to the passion flower family.


Its sweetish-sour, very aromatic fruit taste makes the passion fruit an extremely popular fruit. The flesh is relatively runny and interspersed with seeds, but the enjoyment is not diminished, but becomes a real experience thanks to the special consistency.


It originally comes from Brazil and the surrounding Andean countries. It was distributed by seafarers all over the world.

Growing conditions

Passion flowers are climbing plants. They form shoots up to 15 meters long that climb up climbing aids or other plants. In contrast to passion fruits, passion fruit blossoms require a cross-pollinator. So a second plant is required for home cultivation. It needs a constantly moist, but not waterlogged, soil. She feels most comfortable at temperatures above 20 ° C. It takes around 70 days from flowering to harvest. In commercial cultivation, one reckons with around 100 fruits per plant and year. Brazil is the leading producer country in the world market. Passion fruits are also grown on a larger scale in various African countries as well as in India, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. Ripe fruits are yellow and do not ripen after harvest. They should be eaten after one to two weeks in the refrigerator at the latest.


Passion fruit provides a lot of new strength for the immune system with vitamin C, vitamin A (40 micrograms / 100g) and beta-carotene (240 micrograms / 100g), a vitamin A precursor. These nutrients protect the body through their antioxidant effects and support the immune system.


Numerous B group vitamins can also be found in the fruit. The vitamin B6, which is known for its performance-enhancing effect, should be emphasized here, whose daily requirement of 100 grams of passion fruit pulp is already covered to 24 percent. This water-soluble coenzyme is essential for the amino acid metabolism, supports performance increases and helps build muscle.


A passion fruit contains only 80 kilocalories per 100 grams of the delicious pulp, but 2.4 grams of protein and only 0.4 grams of fat. With a full carbohydrate content of around 13 grams and 1.4 grams of fiber, it is an ideal snack between meals. Although the passion fruit has a high carbohydrate content, several fruits can be eaten one after the other without hesitation, because each fruit only has a small amount of edible flesh. Without leading to high blood sugar levels, the passion fruit gives a pleasant energy kick for in between meals, which at the same time provides many important nutrients.


Other ingredients:

  • To support regeneration, the vitamin K (10 micrograms / 100g) of passion fruit. It regulates blood clotting and thus helps with wound healing and the regeneration of minor sports injuries.
  • The calcium (17mg / 100g) in passion fruit helps protect the bones from fatigue fractures, especially when the strain is high. The fluorine content of the passion fruit has a supporting effect.
  • Potassium (340mg / 100g) and sodium (28mg / 100g) regulate the electrolyte and water balance and especially with long endurance exercise, a passion fruit can provide new strength in between.
  • The iron (1.3mg / 100g) of passion fruit is essential for performance because it regulates the oxygen transport in the body.
  • Their remarkably high zinc content (0.25mg / 100g) helps to support the body's defenses, especially after physical exertion.
  • The passion fruit donates even more defense power through its vitamin E (0.4g / 100g), because this fat-soluble antioxidant protects against free radicals.