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Passion fruit Passion fruit is a fruit from the passionflower, also known as the granadilla. It is native to Brazil. The name passion fruit came from the Spanish missionaries, who found that parts of the flower resembled instruments of the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ...the crown of thorns, hammers and nails. The leaves and flowers are said to have anti-spasmatic and narcotic effects. It is firm, with an almost shell like purple skin with orange yellow pulp that surro
Durian The durian fruit is also known as the King of Fruit. It is a member of the Jack fruit family and originally comes from Malaysia, but now is grown all through southeast Asia. The durian is brownish green and has a semi-hard shell covered with thick spikes. The durian is 8 to 12 inches in diameter, and up to 16 inches long. The flesh of the durian has a nauseating smell. The flesh is creamy and custard like and tastes similar to sour milk. (Or rotting socks, some peop