Maracuya, or Yellow passion fruit is classified under the botanical name Passiflora edulis forma ‘flavicarpa’, meaning gold or yellow in Latin. Mature fruits will be wrinkled and soft to the touch. Inside is a soft white pith and a large hollow cavity filled with brown, edible seeds encased in bright yellow, gelatinous pulp. The pulp has an intensely sweet, floral aroma.
Maracuya is the Spanish word for “passionfruit” and generally refers to a large yellow variety grown in South America.
Maracuya are rich in vitamins A and C and potassium. They also contain calcium, phosphorus, iron,
Origin: Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil and Guyana.
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