Passion Fruit Facts for Kids
What am I?
If you smell me, you'll want to sniff again. My scent is delightful and tropical. I am a small, round fruit that is filled with juicy pulp and seeds. When you cut me open, you'll see that my inside is a bright yellow-orange color. I have a unique flavor that is both sweet and tangy, and I'm often used in desserts and drinks.
Where I grow
I grow on a vine on the ground in tropical climates. I need plenty of sunshine, water, and warmth to thrive. Some people even grow me in their own backyards!
My flower is colorful and complex. After my flower blooms, I rely on bees to share pollen so I can grow. After my flower is pollinated, my berry starts to grow. It's easy to know when I'm ripe, because I will fall from the vine. There are many different species, from green to purple.
After I'm picked
After I am carefully harvested by hand, I am washed and sorted to make sure that only the best fruits make it to the market. Some people like to eat me fresh, scooping out my pulp and seeds with a spoon. Others like to use me in recipes, like pies, sorbets, and cocktails. No matter how you enjoy me, I'm sure to add a burst of flavor to your day!
Did you guess... Passion Fruit
It might look like it's from an alien planet, but passion fruit is a tart and delightful food! Have you tried it?
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