What is passion fruit?
Passion fruit is the fruit of the Passiflora vine, a type of passion flower. The passion flower is the national flower of Paraguay. It has a tough outer rind and juicy, seed-filled center. There are two main types of passion fruit which I have never seen in my life, the purple and yellow varieties. There is a bit difference between purple and yellow varieties.
Passion fruit is a tropical fruit and as such its grown in tropical and temperate climates. Available in store pretty much all years round. Passion fruit is a nutritious fruit thats why gaining popularity in, among health conscious peoples.
You can find it when it’s not in season too, but it is still delicious.
Purple passion fruit are available throughout the year.
Passion fruit has recently gained a lot of attention because it is a rich source of powerful antioxidants and may also have other health benefits.
It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and plant compounds that could benefit your health. It contains a high level of vitamin A which is important for skin, vision and immune system. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that you need to get from your diet.
How to eat?
Take a knife and youre gonna cut it in half. Sometimes the skin may be little leathery and hard to cut through. The white film separating the rind from flesh is edible as well, but don’t eat it, as it is very bitter in taste. This is an alien fruit for me. It looks like some kind of jelly with seeds and now you just need a spoon and scoop it out. Seeds are really really easy to eat but they are a little crunchy. The taste is kind of sour, not as sour like a lemon.
Storing passion fruit
After ripening, this fruit can be kept for upto two weeks in the fridge. It will slow down the breakdown process and keep it cool. We all know sweet flavours are best when cold. You can also store it in a freezer. But make sure to put it in the freezer safe bag.