Interesting facts about Passion Fruit
- Native to Brazil, passion fruits are grown in many tropical regions around the world.
- Passion fruit is a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as potassium and iron. One passion fruit has only 16 calories. When eaten with the seeds, a serving is an excellent source of fiber.
- The passion fruit might not be among the prettiest fruits out there, but they are super delicious and provide a wonderful tropical flavor in a wide variety of dishes.
- The fruit grows on the passion flower vine, which has a story behind its' name. In the 16th century, when Christian missionaries landed in South America, the passion flower was the plant that signified their success. They believed that the flower symbolized the death of Christ; the five petals represented the disciples (minus Peter and Judas), the corona symbolizes the crown of thorns around.