The Purple Passion Fruit
Passion fruit resembles the pomegranate fruit in which both contain numerous seeds that are edible. The seeds are high in fiber. The purple passion fruit grows on a climbing vine and it’s leaves are a deep green glossy color. The flowers are petals of white with purple at the base. These flowers are very fragrant. The passion fruit is grown in a very warm environment with some shade. The purple passion fruit is a native to Brazil. Passion fruit grown here in the United States are grown in California, Hawaii, and Florida due to their warm climate. Passion fruit is available at the market all year.
Passion fruit is very nutritious and it includes protein, carbohydrates, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and ascorbic acid. Inside the passion fruit contains many seeds that are edible and contain a high level of fiber. The passion fruit also contains vitamin A and vitamin C, potassium and iron. Passion fruit juice is a great way to start you day off right. The passion fruit juice can be mixed with other juices such as orange juice or pineapple juice. Passion fruit may be eaten fresh or cooked for sauces. The flavor of the passion fruit resembles guava. Passion fruit is enjoyed all over the world. In Africa it is mixed with milk. In Costa Rica there is passion fruit wine.
Passion fruit is known by other names around the world. They are parchita, granadilla, and water lemon. In the United States passion fruit is egg shaped and it is about three inches long. It has deep purple skin when ripe it looks as if the fruit has dimples. The inside is soft, juicy, and golden. The passion fruit is delicious flavoring for ice cream. It is also used in cakes and in flavoring drinks.
There is also a golden passion fruit. The golden passion fruit can grow to the size of a grapefruit. In the purple variety the skin can be mildly poisonous but the skin is hardly edible because it is so thick and bitter.
Passion fruit juice is even used in the cocktail commonly known as the hurricane. It is also used to flavor yogurt. Passion fruit can be added to your diet as a good source of vitamin C. Passion fruit can also be served on salads. Passion fruit can also be used as a topping for chicken, pork, or fish. Passion fruit can be frozen and the juice can be frozen as well. Passion fruit mixed with honey and lime juice is great. Passion fruit with cranberry juice is chilling. Passion fruit with grapefruit juice has a twist and is very healthy. So, there are many great ways to enjoy passion fruit.