A tropical fruit with an edible interior consisting of seeds surrounded by pulp. They are sweet and slightly sour in flavor.
Subtropical South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
The Spanish brought passionfruit to Europe in 1629.
Jesuit missionaries named the plant’s flower Flor de las cinco lagas, or “the flower of the five wounds.” The fruit was then named passionfruit after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)
“What is Passionfruit?” by Marian Blazes (2020) https://www.thespruceeats.com/passion-fruit-maracuya-3029292