Passiflora ligularis

  • T. K. Lim


Sweet Granadilla is native to the Andes Mountains between Bolivia and Venezuela, with Peru as the main producer. It grows as far south as northern Argentina and as far north as Mexico. Outside of its native range it grows in Florida, New Zealand, China and in tropical highlands of East Africa, South Africa Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Indonesia, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea and Australia. The major producing countries are Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, and Kenya. The main importing countries are the United States, Canada and Europe (Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, and Spain).


Trolox Equivalent Antioxidant Capacity Passion Fruit Andes Mountain Lipophilic Extract Tropical Highland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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