How To Juice A Passion Fruit
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There are many ways to enjoy passion fruits, but one of the most popular ways to eat them is by mixing them into your beverages! They taste great when mixed with water or milk, or even plain oatmeal!
Juicing is an excellent way to do this as you can easily adjust the amount of fruit in the drink- just make sure to measure it correctly!
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While you can use fresh passion fruit juice directly, we recommend using dried powder instead. Passion fruits contain substantial amounts of vitamin C, so they are known for their antioxidant benefits.
Passion fruit powder is easy to make. Simply remove the seeds from the pulp, dry them out, and then process them into a fine powder.
For one cup (about 250 ml) of liquid, 1 tablespoon (15 g) of dried powdered passion fruit equals two tablespoons (20 g) of pure passion fruit powder.
Take it home
Once you have your passion fruit, you can either eat it right away or save it for later. If you are planning to enjoy the pulp soon, you do not need to wash it first. But if you plan to use the seeds in another recipe, then it is best to wash them first to remove any residual taste that may remain.
General tips: remember that although white flesh fruits such as apples, oranges and lemons will work well in most recipes, green ones like kiwis and passion fruits contain more vitamin K which aids in blood clotting. This could be problematic if you get some juice on your skin or ingest enough of it! Therefore, it is better to use those foods with caution.
If you are working under time constraints, however, there is no need to worry about whether the seeds are cleaned properly. You can simply rinse off the peel and discard this material, and then use the pulp directly in the next step.
Rinse it under cold water
After you cut open your passion fruit, rinse it under cold water to remove any residual pulp that may be left over. This will also wash away some of the sweet juice in the process!
Once done, dry the passion fruits with a paper towel or clean cloth so they do not get wet and spoil before use next time.
To add more flavor to your recipes, scrape out the seeds and soak them in liquid for an hour- this is called passionfruit powder! Then, mix into your recipe as desired.
We hope you enjoyed reading about how to juice a passion fruit! If you had success juicing your own, let us know in the comments below.
Pat it dry
After you have cut off the top and bottom of the passion fruit, scrape away all of the seeds that have been exposed. If some of the white layer is still sticking onto your hand, try using a paper towel to remove it.
Now put the peeled passion fruits into a bowl or container lined with a paper towel. Add enough water so that the pulp drops down into the liquid without excess foam.
Mix the two together then use a spoon to scoop out the puree.
Remove the skin
The most difficult part of making passion fruit juice is removing the thin, edible skin. Most recipes suggest using either a spoon or running your knife under the peel to remove it, but we have found an easier way!
Simply cut off the top half of the passion fruit with a paring knife. Then hold the rest of the pulp in one hand and pull down the other side of the peel with your other hand. You will now have all of the pulp without any skins!
Once you are sure that there is no more peel left, put all of the pulp into a juicer and begin processing!
Disclaimer: This article should not be used as medical advice for anyone who has ever had an allergic reaction to fruits before. We do not recommend eating the raw flesh of this fruit unless you have been thoroughly tested first.
Put it in a blender
Most recipes call for just slicing open the passion fruit and pouring its juice into another container, but this can sometimes result in some bits of pulp getting mixed in with the liquid. This will not taste good, so most people either do this or use plastic cups as containers instead of glass ones, which may break if too much pressure is applied while blending.
To avoid this, we suggest using a high-speed blender such as a NutriBullet or Vitamix. Both have pistons that work together to mix the ingredients more thoroughly and less chance of foam or pieces of flesh being included in the drink.
By having a longer spin time, your drink will also be slightly thicker than if you were using a standard blender.
Add water as needed
Now that you have your passion fruit, what do you want to do with it? You can either eat it right away or you can use it in another recipe! If you are hungry, you can just squeeze some of the juice into a glass of milk and drink it like a dessert shake.
If you don’t mind waiting, you can take the whole skin off and put the seeds and pulp in a blender and mix them together with water until you get a puree. This puree can then be used in recipes such as pancakes or even pasta dishes!
Once you have made your choice, simply rinse the passion fruit under running water to remove any leftover bits and pieces.
Process and taste
When juicing, it is important to process your passion fruit in specific ways to achieve the best flavor and texture. Depending on the size of the passion fruit, you will want to either press or use a machine to juice it.
Pressure can be done manually using hands or with a manual or mechanical pressure cooker. If using a machine, there are several types as well as brands.
The type of machine you use makes no difference unless you like very tart juices or soft drinks with a little bit extra sweetner added to them. A good quality blender or food processor can make all differences!
When processing the pulp that comes out of the passion fruit, you want to add it to liquid to create an acidic tangy drink. You can do this via hand or machine.
By adding the pulp directly into a glass, omitting the washing step, will not work due to the fat content of the pulp. The fat takes longer to digest which could potentially cause stomach aches and diarrhea.