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Passionfruit puree - where can I buy it??

Gmulot Dec 6, 2007 08:54 AM

Does anyone know where to get Maracuya or passionfruit puree in San Francisco? Is it typically frozen or canned or packaged? I have no idea what to look for...

Thanks for any help!

  1. maria lorraine Dec 6, 2007 01:37 PM

    Perfect Puree of Napa Valley makes an outstanding one.

    Here's the write-up on their website. Email or call them to find out where you can buy it.
    You can also order from them.


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    1. re: maria lorraine
      Dave MP Dec 6, 2007 04:39 PM

      I just looked at this website....this place looks awesome, but they don't sell passion fruit puree, only passion fruit concentrate....

      Now that I think of it, I don't know if I've seen much puree of passion fruit anywhere, even at the places in the Mission. Definitely have seen concentrate though.

      1. re: Dave MP
        maria lorraine Dec 10, 2007 04:22 PM

        There's a reason it's a concentrate and not a puree:

        "Passion Fruit does not contain pectin or pulp, which lends itself better as a concentrate," says Perfect Puree itself.

        It sure seems like it's a puree, though.

        1. re: maria lorraine
          wally Dec 10, 2007 05:31 PM

          I agree. It just looks like the seeds are strained out, but a better job than I can do.

        2. re: Dave MP
          Jane Anne Gibbs Mar 9, 2008 10:20 AM

          This won't help for San Francisco, but L'Epicerie offers passion fruit puree.

      2. Dave MP Dec 6, 2007 04:36 PM

        You can get frozen fruit puree in plastic packaging at places in the Mission - I'm not 100% sure they have maracuya, but I think I've seen it at Casa Lucas on 24th St.....probably places on Mission St. too.

        Dave MP

        Casa Lucas Market
        2934 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        1. re: Dave MP
          Atomica Dec 10, 2007 05:19 PM

          I've seen it recently at Azteca Produce, but I didn't take it out and examine it closely.

          Azteca Produce
          3282 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

          1. re: Dave MP
            Dave MP Dec 20, 2007 08:17 PM

            I was in Casa Lucas today and they have a very wide variety of frozen fruit pulps, including maracuya. It's Amazonas brand, from Colombia. They also have lots of other fruits, including: lulu, guayaba, granadilla and nancy. Several others as well.

            I didn't look to see if it contains sugar or not.

            Dave MP

            1. re: Dave MP
              Atomica Dec 21, 2007 08:18 AM

              Adding link because I have no idea where Casa Lucas is.

              Casa Lucas Market
              2934 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

            2. re: Dave MP
              Pei Sep 12, 2010 09:02 PM

              I always see Goya passionfruit puree at Mission super markets in the frozen section. There's usually a whole bunch of flavors so they're hard to miss. They're in plastic bags sort of like the kind frozen berries and peas come in.

              Alternatively, Asian markets like New Mei Wah or 99 Ranch will have passionfruit syrup. Some of them are corn syrup free, so I get that for cocktails and iced tea.

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              emalde Apr 13, 2010 01:33 PM

              Perfect Purees are indeed fabulous but are quite expensive. For more affordable options, check out many markets in the mission. The puree is sold frozen and you can just defrost before using,

              Casa Lucas is one of my favorites (it's on 24th, several blocks east of Mission) and they have a wide array of flavors-- Cashew, Passionfruit, Guava, Guava Banana, Pujo but you can also typically find passionfruit (Maracuya or Maracuja) at Evergreen Grocery on Mission between 21st and 22nd (a great spot for unsweetened tropical fruit juice concentrates too) or 23rd & Mission Produce

              23rd & Mission Produce
              2700 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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              1. re: emalde
                hotlipshoagie Sep 12, 2010 01:33 PM

                Just did this search myself. Mi Pueblo stores in the East Bay have Passionfruit concentrate in the Central American foods section ("dafruta" brand). It's around 4 bucks for a medium size bottle.

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                arlenemae Sep 13, 2010 08:39 PM

                I've seen Perfect Purees in various Whole Foods around the Bay Area...maybe the SF one will have it.

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                  monkha Mar 10, 2012 11:06 PM

                  Mercado Brasil on Valencia sells the traditional Brazilian juice brand Maguary or Jandaia, passion fruit flavor and others. I use it for cooking recipes and it works very well.

                  Mercado Brasil
                  1252 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

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