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Passionfruit

Sweet and tart, exotic passion fruit will refresh you during New Zealand's summer and autumn

Passionfruit in New Zealand - Best Time
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Passion fruit or simply passion varies in size, color and taste. Oval-shaped yellow passions are a bit bigger than purple varieties, their skin is thicker, the flavor is less aromatic and they are also tarter. Purple fruit is round and its smooth waxy skin is covered with tiny light white spots. The most palatable part of passion fruit is its inside which consists of orange juicy pulp and dark brown or black seeds. The taste reminds guava. It is sweet and tart at the same time. Passion fruits are praised for their health benefits, namely vitamins A and C, many minerals, dietary fiber and high contents of potassium that help to regulate blood pressure and heart rate. In New Zealand, ​the harvest of passion fruit begins i​n January and finishes by May.

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