Y is for …

Yellow Passion Fruit

Fun Facts

  • Passion fruits grow on climbing vine plants.
  • Yellow passion fruits are available to eat throughout the summer and in the late winter months.
  • The inside of the yellow skin is soft and white, and similar to the purple passion fruits, the edible pulp is yellow-orange with small brown seeds (you can eat the seeds too)!
  • Under perfect growing conditions, the yellow passion fruit trees bear more fruit than the purple passion fruit trees.
  • Products of the yellow passion fruit are used by chemists to give different products a tropical smell.

Where do we come from?

It is thought that the yellow passion fruit was first grown in the Amazon region of Brazil, and it is a hybrid of the purple passion fruit. It is a tropical fruit and therefore it grows in areas which receive enough rainfall and sunshine. The vines also grow better if they are sheltered from the wind.

Today the yellow passion fruit is also grown in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and India.

Test yourself! Can you locate all of these countries on the map?

We are good for you!

Like all fruits and vegetables, the yellow passion fruit is low in sodium, calories and fats and it contains a lot of dietary fibre. However, the yellow passion fruit is especially good for you because …

  • They contain lots of vitamin C which is good for your skin, bones and blood.

The Passion Fruit Flower

Both yellow and purple passion fruits are members of the Passion Flower family. Today, there are nearly 500 different types of passion flower but the yellow and purple passion fruits are 2 of the only type which are grown commercially.

This is a photograph of a yellow passion fruit flower. We think it is absolutely stunning! Look how bright the colours are! Why don’t you try drawing it? Or you could send us a photograph or picture of your favourite flower! We love to see what you come up with.

Get Cooking! Cultural recipe ideas

Yellow passion fruits are popular all across the world, and different countries have different ways of eating them! Here are a few ideas that you could try at home, you could even come up with your own recipes!

  • In Venezuela, yellow passion fruit is often used to make ice creams, preserves and popular flavoured drinks.
  • In Hawaii, yellow passion fruit is used as flavouring in syrups and for pouring over shaved ice.

We also love use a spoon to scoop out the pulp and putting it on top of meringues or yoghurt. Let us know what yo come up with!