Passiflora ligularis Juss. - Passifloraceae - sweet granadilla, Süße Granadille

Evergreen woody vine, native to Central and South America, cultivated elsewhere; fruit yellow to orange, round with a tip, shell hard and shiny, with a edible (soft sweet, aromatic) jelly-like, pale yellow pulp with black seeds.

„…the fruits of the sweet granadilla with the seeds are eaten fresh as dessert fruit. The fruit peel is broken open and the contents are sipped or spooned out. The fruits are rarely used to make juices or as an ingredient in desserts.“

Microwave assisted hydrodistillation of the fruit juice gave an essential oil with pentadecanal (15.28%), ionol (12.93%), nerolidol (7.75%), hexadecanal (5.19%), and dihydro beta ionol (2.47%) as main components. Minor components were e.g. beta ionone (0.82%), dihydro beta ionone (0.78%), and hexyl octanoate (0.99%).
[Chóez, Ivan, et al. „Chemical composition of essential oils of shells, juice and seeds of Passiflora ligularis Juss from Ecuador.“ Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture (2015): 650-653]

„Two sweet granadillas, one of them opened to show the edible seeds. “
CC BY-SA 3.0, Author: Fibonacci

passiflora_ligularis_juss.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2020/06/23 12:18 von andreas