Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Barbadine ( Passiflora ligularis )

Fruit Warehouse | Barbadine ( Passiflora ligularis ) | It is native to the Andes Mountains Between Bolivia, Venezuela and Colombia. It Grows as far south as northern Argentina and as far north as Mexico. Ligu laris Passiflora, commonly known as the Sweet Granadilla or Grenadia is a plant species in the genus Passiflora. The epithet comes from the ligularis plant's ligulate corollae.

It lives at altitudes ranging from 1700 to 2600 meters above sea level. They have abundant, simple leaves and greenish-white fruit flowers.The is orange to yellow colored with small light markings. The outer shell is hard and slippery, and has soft padding on the interior to protect the seeds.

The pulp is the edible part of the fruit and has a soft sweet taste. It is very aromatic and contains vitamins A, C, and K, phosphorus, iron, and calcium. The main producers are Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya. The main Importers are the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Spain.

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