PASSION FRUIT, THE SWEET ESSENCE OF MOTHER EARTH
As a leading fruit supplier, Andros offers premium quality passion fruit purees from fruit-laden orchards of the Mekong Delta. Let’s find out more about this lovely treat from Mother Earth through this article!
1. Nutritional values
Passion fruit has generated considerable consumer interest because of its attractive color and micronutrient content. The flesh has high water content (about 80% water), with a musky, pleasantly sweet tart and lingering flavor. Delicious, passion fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin C, and minerals. The edible seeds of passion fruits are high in polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), vitamin E and insoluble fiber.
2. Seasonal development
here are several passion fruit varieties for commercial purposes in Vietnam. The most common of them is the purple (Passiflora edulis) and the yellow (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa), both of which are easy to grow, giving round fruits with a diameter of about 5-8 cm/2-3 inches. Passion fruit is available year-round with peak season winter through summer. The fruit ripens in about 80 days after pollination, turning from green to deep purple (or bright yellow) when it can be harvested. For fresh market or use, the fruit is picked when color changes occur.
3. How to know if passion fruit is ripe?
To choose a perfectly ripe passion fruit, look for deep purple or yellow skin. Select passion fruit that is heavy, large, and plump for its size, and wrinkled, a sign the fruit is ripe. Favor moderately wrinkled fruit over excessively wrinkled. You can also compare the ripeness of 2 fruits by weighing them in your hands. Favor those that feel heavier and fuller than you would expect based on their size. Choose larger fruit whose weight indicates a reasonable juice content. Avoid overly hard and smooth-skinned passion fruit which is underripe.
4. How farmers grow passion fruit
Andros’ farmers are committed to producing tropical fruits that are second to none in terms of quality and wholesomeness. Furthermore, Andros’ agronomists also work closely with the growers and help them control crops in the best way possible. Always striving to create value for their customers and the environment, Andros’ growers embrace farm and field practices to reduce waste, improve quality, and provide sustainable products.
As Andros’ farmers are dedicated to the stewardship and committed to quality, resulting from tight and long term partnerships with Andros, we could ensure the top-notch quality of passion fruit purees.