Sweet passion from South America.
Passion fruit originally came from Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Today, it is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. From a botanical point of view, the passion fruit is a berry. The ripe fruit is yellow, oval in shape, about 10 cm long, and has a smooth skin. Inside are innumerable seeds, encased in yellowish-orange, juicy, jelly-like jackets, known as arils.
But there is much more to the fruit than meets the eye. Besides a high vitamin C content, passion fruit contains large quantities of the B vitamins niacin and riboflavin. The former has an antioxidant effect and is important for the regeneration of the skin, muscles, and nerves. The second supports metabolic functions.
The aromatic, sweet taste of the passion fruit is perfect for ice cream and desserts and is found in many dairy products in the Central European region. Passion fruit juice is also very popular.
Ecuador and Peru are the largest exporters of passion fruit concentrate and juice concentrate. They cover 80–85% of the global market demand. Our partner Quicornac operates production sites in both countries. As a family business, it has more than 25 years of experience in the production of direct juice, juice concentrate, and puree with seeds.