Passiflora edulis


Maracujá is also known as passion fruit and can be found in two varieties: one purple-coloured and the other one yellow. The first one comes from the South of Brazil, while the origin of the other is uncertain. Its sophisticated and pleasantly acid taste makes it an ideal ingredient for juices, ice creams and cocktails.

Maracujá is a very good source of β-carotene and of vitamins of the B complex (especially, niacin) and enjoys high levels of minerals (calcium, potassium and phosphorus). Contains also passiflorine, an effective relaxing substance, that does not cause addiction.

Chemical-Physical and Nutritional average values for 100g

Nutritional properties

Values per 100g NRV* %
Energy 46 Kcal - 197 Kj
Proteins 0,6 g
Carbohydrates 8,0 g
Fats 0,3 g
Vitamin C 25,0 mg - 42% RDA
β-carotene 0,720 mg - 120 RE
Niacin 2,4 mg - 13% RDA
Potassium 200 mg

Chemical-physical properties

Values per 100g
Total solids 13 g
Soluble Solids 12 °Brix
Acidity (Citric Acid) 3,0 g

* NRV = Nutrient Reference Values