Category: Fruits

Purple Passion Fruit

1. WHAT IS IT?  AKA: passiflora, apricot vine, grenadilla, maracuja, maracuya Countries of origin: Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina Plant of origin: Passiflora edulis History: The name Flor de las cinco llagas or “flower of the five wounds” was given by 16th-century Catholic Spanish missionaries when they visited South America. The passion flower was seen as a symbol of Christ’s crown of…