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Passionfruit puree - where can I buy it??

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!

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  1. 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.

    http://www.perfectpuree.com/index.php...

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    1. re: maria lorraine

      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

        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

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

        2. re: Dave MP

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

      2. 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

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

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        1. re: Dave MP

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

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          Azteca Produce
          3282 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

          1. re: Dave MP

            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

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

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

            2. re: Dave MP

              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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              1. 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

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

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                1. re: emalde

                  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.

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