Maracuyá -- Last of the Passion Fruits

My husband calls MARACUYÁ his favorite fruit. His love of the fruit is shared by our little Colombian son. The two of them can finish off an entire pitcher of the juice in a day, and possibly in one sitting.

In English, we call Maracuyá -- Passion Fruit (passiflora edulis). It is a uniquely acidic fruit most often used to make juices. The fruit itself is not eaten, but rather the seeds in their slimy seed sacks. The juice of these seed sacks is yellow-orange in color.
Maracuyá plants are native to South America, and the juice provides vitamin A, C, calcium, iron and even a small amount of protein.
You can purchase frozen Maracuyá at latino markets or at the following locations:


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