Soothing maracujá


LSG Group experts clarify food myths from around the world – Episode 2 is about passion fruits and maracujas

It is about the size of a golf ball, dark purple or light brown in color, somewhat wrinkly and its flesh is bright yellow: the so-called maracuja decorates fruit shelves in supermarkets, labels on juice bottles and ice cream packaging – a very familiar sight. Sometimes, however, the exotic fruit is also sold as a passion fruit. So what is right and what is an unnoticed error? Mathieu Castex, Manager Corporate Culinary Excellence and dessert expert at LSG Group, tells us more.

Bạn đang xem: Soothing maracujá

“The fruit, often referred to as a maracuja, is in fact a passion fruit. It belongs to the same family, but they are completely different fruits,” says Castex. The real maracuja, also known as yellow granadilla, is yellow to green in color and resembles a tennis ball in size. Its flesh is less luminous and tastes slightly more acidic.

Xem thêm:

This, coupled with their high yield quotas, makes them a popular component of syrups. Maracuja is also suitable for desserts that need an ingredient to counterbalance their sweet components. Because of its rather unspectacular appearance, however, the sweeter passion fruit, also known as purple granadilla, is often preferred on most packaging. Such a practice, however, is not completely wrong due to the close relationship between the fruits.

The “Global Food Myths” is an ongoing series. We will drill down on a specific urban legend about food, drinks or table culture every Friday. Stay tuned for more!

« Back

Recommended Articles


September 13, 2021

LSG Group at Best Chef Awards 2021: Presenting the Space Food project at “Food meets Science” event

The LSG Group’s Culinary Excellence team has presented its space food project at the “Food meets Science” event that was part of the 2021 Best Chef Awards …

read more


July 30, 2021

From Space to Production: How the LSG Group introduced Autoclaving Technology

read more


June 23, 2021

LSG Group employee supports Hessian vaccine logistics task force

In order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports created the Task Force Vaccine Logistics. It reports directly to the ministry …

read more

Connecting Experts. Creating Experiences.

The LSG Group brings together the expertise of specialists to create memorable and best-in-class tailored food and service experiences for people on the go. We enable airlines and convenience retail stores to create memorable experiences for their customers. The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people on the go. We serve clients across the globe through our integrated brand network, coordinating and breaking down barriers between different product segments to deliver a seamless travel experience for everyone

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service