How to prepare passion fruit

Written by amanda marie fausher
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How to prepare passion fruit
Tuck into tasty and vitamin-rich passion fruit as one of your five-a-day. (chorboon_photo/iStock/Getty Images)

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.

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Things you need

  • Kitchen shears
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Strainer

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Serve over desserts, salads or add it to your favourite drinks or sauces for additional flavour.

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