How to Prepare Passion Fruit

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The passion fruit is a sweet tropical fruit that is native to South America and is mainly grown for its juices, pulp and seeds. The edible part of these fruits is hidden beneath a bitter, deep purple or yellow, leathery skin. Passion fruit is also nutritious, as it is high in beta carotene, potassium, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. There are two main types of passion fruit, one is yellow and the other is purple. The yellow ones are used to make juice, while the purple ones are sold as fresh fruit.

Things You'll Need

  • Kitchen shears
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Strainer

Preparing a Passion Fruit

  • Choose a smooth, well-colored and slightly spongy passion fruit.

  • Take a pair of kitchen shears and cut off the top of the passion fruit.

  • Take a spoon and scoop out the seeds and pulp into a bowl.

  • Empty the pulp and seeds from the bowl into a strainer to remove excess pulp. The pulp is edible, but slightly more bitter than the seeds and juices.

  • Serve over deserts, salads, or add it to your favorite beverage or sauces for additional flavor.

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