Maracuyá, also known as yellow passion fruit, belongs to the passionflower family along with Granadilla and Gulupa. Its pulp is gelatinous with an intense orange/yellow color, and contains edible black seeds. It is acidic and has a fresh flavor.
When maracuyá is ripe, its skin begins to wrinkle slightly. A smooth fruit with hard skin is also suitable for consumption, but has a stronger acidic flavor.
To consume maracuyá, cut in half and remove the pulp with a spoon. Maracuyá is also used to prepare salads, juices, sauces and ice cream. The skin is not edible.