Passion fruit native to southern Brazil through Paraguay and northern Argentina It is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas. The passion fruit is so called because it is one of the many species of passion flower, the English translation of the Latin genus name, Passiflora. Passion fruit is a tropical fruit that has a low glycemic index (GI) value. In India, the government of Andhra Pradesh started growing passion fruit vines in the Chintapalli (Vizag) forests to make fruit available within the region. In Sri Lanka, passion fruit juice, along with faluda, is one of the most popular refreshments.