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, leathery skin. Passion fruit is also nutritious, as it is high in beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin C and dietary fibre. There are two main types of passion fruit -- one is yellow and the other is purple. The yellow variety is used to make juice, while the purple ones are sold as fresh fruit.
Choose a smooth, well-coloured 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 tastes slightly more bitter than the seeds and juices.
Serve over desserts, salads or add it to your favourite drinks or sauces for additional flavour.
Things you need
- Kitchen shears