We finally got Passion fruit also known as Maracuya, Maracuja, Granadilla and many names all over the world!
This fruit is very special. The name of it doesn't come from where you might think. The name was given by the Spanish Catholic Missionaries in the sixteenth century traveling through the South American region where this fruit is native. They called "La flor de las cinco llagas o for de la pasión" in English the fruit of the five wounds since it resembled the wounds of Christ or the fruit of passion so the name passion fruit stuck. Here is the good news.
We've been waiting for it the whole year and it's great to finally be able to enjoy it. This fruit packs a punch, flavorwise it has a tropical slightly tart, and sweet taste with an unmistakable aroma. It's no coincidence why it's used in preparing drinks and some countries even make a flavored soda from it. One interesting fact is that Passion Fruit is technically a berry since the whole fruit is fleshy.