It’s been renamed the Purple Passion or Passion Fruit but the old name is Maypop. Some garderners grow them for their beauty not their fruit. They are quite common in the Southern part of the USA.
Maypop or Passion fruit is highly rich in Vitamin C, beta-cryptoxanthin and alpha-carotene that boosts your immunity. It also has iron which increases haemoglobin in our red blood cells. The rich content of riboflavin (Vitamin B6) and niacin (Vitamin B3) in passion fruit helps in regulating the thyroid activity in our body.
What do Maypop fruits taste like? Maypops have an apricot-like flavor. They can be used to make jelly and preserves.