About Florida passionfruit
Taste: Passionfruit has a rich and luscious taste that’s refreshingly sweet and tart with a floral hint.
Growing: Southern Florida
Colors: You’ll find shades of purple, pale-pink, and deep red.
Ripe: Wrinkles while ripening.
Open: Use a sharp knife to cut fruit in half lengthwise. Scoop out the contents. Tips…
Enjoy: Fresh scooped out of its shell or strain pulp and seeds through a strainer or cheesecloth for juice. Ideas and recipes…
In the know
Ideas to enjoy passionfruit
Enjoy simply eaten from its shell, but don’t stop there. Passionfruit can top breakfast, tossed into salads, stirred into drinks, mixed into baked goods and added into sauces.
Passionfruit may be small but it carries a nutritional punch. It’s big on vitamins A and C along with minerals: phosphorous, iron and copper.
Fresh passionfruit seeds will remind you of raw sunflower seeds. Eat or drink them whole or chopped, the seeds give a small crunch to the fruit’s taste.
Get the scoop!
It’s not hard to slice open a passionfruit and scoop out the insides. But to make it easier, use a serrated knife to slice across the fruit’s middle and a grapefruit spoon to scoop out the insides.
Wrinkled when ripe
It’s such gorgeous fruit when harvested, but wait! It gets sweeter as it wrinkles, so wait a bit before opening.
Grown in Southern Florida
Grown on both coasts in semi-tropical South Florida, passionfruit grows as a vine. Trellises, much like what’s used for grapes, are set-up for their growth.
It’s a fun and tasty addition to almost any dish. No need for recipes, just toss into a salad dressing or simply scoop a passionfruit on top. Bake passionfruit into a cake or stir it into a topping or simply add a passionfruit to top the cake. Or better yet, do all three.
7 no-recipe ideas
Passionfruit’s great simply raw, enjoyed by the spoonful. Here are 7 ways to enjoy.
Tempted to cook, bake, fry or freeze this fruit?
Whatever the recipe calls for, add an additional passionfruit for the chef to enjoy while preparing their passionfruit dish.
Remember, passionfruit sweetens as it wrinkles.