Passion fruit

* Scientific name: Passiflora spp.

* Description: Passion fruit mousse is a common dessert, and passion fruit seeds are routinely used to decorate the tops of certain cakes. Some say there that eating too many seeds makes one sleepy.

* Nutritional value: it is widely believed to lower blood pressure. The juice of passionfruits is given as a digestive stimulant and treatment for gastric cancer.

* Fruiting season: all year round

* How to store fresh fruit: under the temperature of 10°C, it can be kept in 3-4 weeks

* How to eat: passionfruit juice can be boiled down to a sirup which is used in making sauce, gelatin desserts, candy, ice cream, sherbet, cake icing, cake filling, meringue or chiffon pie, cold fruit soup, or in cocktails. The seeded pulp is made into jelly or is combined with pineapple or tomato in making jam. The flavor of passionfruit juice is impaired by heat preservation unless it is done by agitated or "spin" pasteurization in the can. The frozen juice can be kept without deterioration for 1 year at 0º F (-17.78º C) and is a very appealing product.