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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (140) Last page : (144)
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A Profile of Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis)

Sivappa1*, S. R Ramyashree2, S. Mounashree3 and V. Venkatachalapathi4

1 Assistant professor, Dept. of Horticulture, College of Sericulture, Chinthamani
2 Dept. of Food science and Nutrition, College of Sericulture, Chinthamani
3Dept. of Horticulture, College of Sericulture, Chinthamani
4Assistant professor, Dept. of Agronomy, Chinthamani
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Received: 28.02.2019 | Revised: 30.03.2019 | Accepted: 7.04.2019  



The Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) originated from Brazil, belongs to Passifloraceae, is an attractive high value crop and known for its unique flavour, aroma and its excellent nutritional and medicinal properties. Fruits are nearly round to oval in shape with tough rind which is smooth and waxy and weighing about 35 to 40g in yellow species (P. edulis flavicarpa Deg) and about 60g in purple species (P. edulis Sims) and bears on woody perennial vines. An aromatic mass of double-walled, membranous sacs containing orange colour pulpy juice and as many as 250 small, dark brown to black pitted seeds, inside the fruit are the edible portion. In India it is grown in wild in many parts of Western Ghats such as Nilgiris, Kodaikenal, Coorg, Malbar and other places. The fruits are the richest sources of phyto- nutrients.

Key words: Origin, Types of fruits, Phyto-nutrients, Processing industry.

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Cite this article: Sivappa, Ramyashree, S.R., Mounashree, S. and Venkatachalapathi, V., A Profile of Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 140-144 (2019). doi: