Passiflora edulis Sims
The juice of this tart fruit is consumed all over the country, both in juices and desserts. Mousses, ice creams, cakes, trifles, pies and liqueurs are among the most common preparations. In savory recipes, it lends a tangy flavor to reductions and sauces, used to enhance salads, fish and meat dishes. Because it is too sour, it is hardly eaten on its own. But all parts of this fruit are useful. From
the shell, high in iron and other nutrients, a flour is made and can be added to dishes. Besides the importance passion fruit has for cooking in Brazil, it is extensively used in the cosmetics industry. The country is the world’s number one producer, and Bahia, São Paulo, Ceará and Pará have the largest and most significant crops.