How To Cut And Eat Passion Fruit
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This week, we are going to learn how to cut passion fruit in half and eat it like an edible treasure! If you have ever tried eating one before, then you know that they can be tricky to work with. They contain a natural gel that makes chewing difficult as it surrounds each piece of fruit.
Luckily, there is a way to remove this gel so you can enjoy the passion fruits more easily. In this article, we will show you two easy ways to do this. You can choose which method works best for you and your hunger level! 🙂 We also include some tips about cooking the fruit along with our recipe.
Look for blemishes
After you have washed your passion fruit, next is cutting it into pieces. You can either use a knife or your hands to do this!
When using a knife, make sure to cut along all of the lines of the passion fruit so that you get an even spread of seeds and pulp. If you are very hungry, you can also eat the white part of the skin too!
If you like more pulp in your eating then choose the latter option first, remove as much of the white flesh as possible until there is just enough left to taste the flavor of the passion fruits.
Peel the passion fruit
After you have cut it in half, use your spoon or fork to scoop out the seeds and white pulp that have been exposed. If there is some yellow juice left behind, do not worry! That will dissolve into the recipe as needed.
Once you have cleaned it of all content, rinse off the passion fruits under running water to remove any residual flavor. You can then store them in the refrigerator or put them in the freezer for later use.
If you are making something such as yogurt or dessert, you can add fresh passion fruits to taste. They will naturally give some tangy flavor to what you are preparing!
General tips: remember that if you like slightly sour foods, you may want to mix one or two drops of vinegar with each passion fruit before eating it. The same goes for sweet flavors – try adding sugar instead of using the leftover natural sweetness.
Cut it into pieces
While eating passion fruit is delicious, cutting it up can be a little tricky since there are no hard rules for how to do this. Some people cut it in half across first, then pull apart the halves, while other people either put it through an s-shaped cutter or use their hands to slice it. It really does not matter which method you choose as long as you like what you make!
There are some things to consider when slicing passion fruits though. When baking with ingredients such as berries or cream, whether liquid or solid, if you over mix them, the whole thing may get ruined. Therefore, make sure to cut your passion fruits just enough so that they have enough time to set before being mixed into the recipe.
Another important factor is consistency. If you over process the passion fruit bits, some of them may taste more sweet than others due to how much sugar was absorbed during processing.
Put in a bowl of sugar to make it sweet
After you cut down one passion fruit, put some sugar in its place! This will help neutralize some of the bitterness.
Sugar also helps create an easier way to consume the rest of the fruits. You can either eat it with a spoon or mash it up and spread it on top of something like toast or bread.
Alternatively, you could add it to your oatmeal or use it as a topping for yogurt or cereal.
Most recipes call for slicing off the top of the passion fruit, removing the white seedy part and either putting it in the recipe or eating it yourself. If you are hungry, try leaving some of the passion fruit seedy parts behind!
However, if you want to enjoy only the juicy pulp of the passion fruits, then do not include this step! The pulp will still taste great without those seeds and strings attached.
Once you have removed all of the juice and flesh, cut the rest into pieces to eat. The leftover seed shells can be composted or recycled in other ways.
Try making fruit salad
While eating passion fruits whole is the best way to enjoy them, you can also cut them in other ways. For example, you can try making fresh or dried fruit salads! You can mix up your favorite berries, apples, oranges, figs, and/or kiwis, and add some coconut milk if you like.
If you are more experienced with fruits, have fun experimenting with different combinations.
Combine with other fruits
While eating passion fruit is delicious alone, there are many ways to enjoy it in combination with other foods or beverages. The most common way to eat a fresh passion fruit is to cut it in half and then slurp out all of its juicy content.
You can also mix it into yogurt or add it to your breakfast cereal, use it as an ingredient in recipes or simply taste it plain. It will make your mouth water just like it does naturally!
Another fun way to prepare passion fruit is to grow thin slices using a very sharp knife. Then, pull off each slice slowly so that you only have to swallow the peel, which has some flavor. If you don’t like the skin flavor, you can scrape it off before eating the flesh.
Lastly, if you love avocados, try mixing one bit of passion fruit into a small amount of olive oil and apply it onto your body. This will give your skin a healthy glow and keep it soft and moisturized.
Mix with yogurt
Another way to use passion fruit is by mixing it into your breakfast or lunch dish! This can be done either at mealtime, or you can prepare ahead of time and have it as a dessert recipe.
Passion fruits contain some important vitamins like A and C as well as magnesium. You can add them to any type of yogurt (dairy or non-dairy) and mix together in a container until you achieve the right texture.
The most common flavor combination for eating this fruit is vanilla yogurt and berries.