Passion flowers, also known as passion vines, produce fruit called passion fruit or passion flower fruit. The fruit resembles slightly oversized golf balls and can be purple or yellow depending on the passion flower type. Passion fruit is edible. According to Food Reference, the fruit is a good source of vitamins A and C; it also contains potassium and iron and has only 16 calories. Consumers can choose to eat the seeds, which are a good source of fiber, or strain them out of the pulp.
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Examine the passion flower fruit's skin. Passion fruit is ripe when the skin is crinkled, so try to choose passion fruit that has crinkled skin. Allow passion fruit with smooth skin to ripen before using.
Cut the passion fruit in half. Be careful not to accidentally cut yourself; because the fruit is round, you must hold the fruit firmly as you slice it in two.
Spoon out the pulp in the center of the fruit.
Eat the pulp raw. Food Reference suggests spooning the raw fruit over ice cream. It can also be used in preserves. If desired, press the fruit through a strainer or a cheesecloth to remove the seeds.
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