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  • Passiflora edulis or passion fruit is a plant cultivated commercially for its fruit.
  • It is native to South America and widely grown in India, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Brazil, southern Florida, Hawaii, Australia, East Africa, Israel and South Africa.
  • The passion fruit is round to oval, yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. The fruit can be grown to eat or for its juice, which is often added to other fruit juices to enhance aroma.
  • The two types of passion fruit have greatly different exterior appearances. The bright yellow passion fruit and dark purple passion fruit .


  • Small-scale oilseed processing is of interest as a potential on-farm or community enterprise that can increase income and employment in rural  areas .
  • Many seeds, nuts, and kernels contain oil that can be extracted and used in cooking, as an ingredient in other foods, as a nutritional supplement, and as a raw material for the manufacture of soap, body and hair oils, detergents, and paints.
  • Oil extraction can be done mechanically with an oil press, expeller, or even with a wooden mortar and pestle—a traditional method that originated in India.


  • Production and preservation of Passion Fruit Juice was examined to reduce the spoilage and to increase the shelf life of the juice using chemical preservatives.
  • The preservation of the juice was carried out using sugar, benzoic acid, citric and a combination of citric and benzoic acid under room temperature.
  • Passion fruit is grown as a fresh fruit for making juice and direct consumption.Juice extracted from these fruit is of high nutritional value and of great importance to human health .
  • Juice may be extracted directly from passion fruit, may be squeezed from crushed material so as to include considerable amount of pulp.


  • Passionfruit has arisen as a crop of interest in South Sulawesi. It is a very small crop in terms of production, number of farmers and value.
  • Passionfruit is grown in highland areas above 700m. Most production is now in Malakaji and Toraja.
  • The Australian Passionfruit Industry Association (APIA) estimates there are now 400 passionfruit producers in Australia.
  • Imports of passion fruit juice represent no more than 1.7 percent of total U.S. fruit juice imports and quite possibly only about one percent.


  • As part of the technical support program, APIA is also improving communications within the industry and has launched a new website, www.australianpassionfruit.com.au, making a wide range of information and services available to the industry, including growers, potential growers, researchers and consumers.
  • The work is already providing results that continue to strengthen the passionfruit industry and relies upon the technical expertise provided by Peasley Horticultural Services.

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