How To Make Fresh Passion Fruit Juice
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Making fresh passion fruit juice is one of the greatest things you can do for your health. Not only does it taste delicious, but this juicy pulp also contains many vitamins and minerals that help keep your heart healthy.
Many people don’t realize it, but most bottled juices are not made from whole fruits. The process usually starts with pureed fruits or chunks of fruit that have been compressed down into liquid form. This cuts out some of the flavor and texture that would otherwise be consumed.
By buying pre-made juices, you're paying more money for less nutritional value. That's why we've gathered together our best tips for how to make your own fresh passion fruit juice at home!
Making your own juice will give you more nutrients per price than buying pre-mixed drinks. You'll get all the benefits of drinking raw juice, without the risk of unhealthy additives. Here are everything you need to know about making passion fruit juice at home.
Look up how to peel passion fruit
While there are some recipes that call for fresh passion fruits, we have found that using frozen ones works just as well! If you do choose to use frozen berries, make sure they are thawed first before processing in a blender or food processor.
Once your berry is slightly soft, add them to your pulp and liquid mixture. Using a spoon, break down the pulp until it has dissolved into the juice.
Peel the passion fruit
Once you have stored it in its sac, cut it open to remove the seedy part that has gone brown and soft. This can be done using a spoon or your hand depending on how much seedy mess you want to lose!
Once you have removed this, add the pulp to water and mix well. The water will soak up some of the juice, do not worry about this as most of the flavor is contained in the skin.
Now, place the peel into a bowl filled with sugar and stir until dissolved. This will preserve the leftover flavor in the passion fruit.
After this, pour both parts through a sieve to catch any residue left over from the process. You may discard this now or save for later use.
We recommend storing the preserved passion fruit liquid in an airtight container so it does not go bad. It will keep for one week if no other components are added to it.
Make the juice
Most recipes call for adding all of the other ingredients to your passion fruit juice at the beginning, then leaving the mixture to sit for the specified time before mixing in the sugar. This is not needed with this recipe!
To make pure passion fruit juice, add the seeds and pulp to water and blend until you no longer can tell where one ingredient ends and another begins. You will want to do this as close to full speed as possible to ensure there are no pieces left over.
Once everything has been completely mixed into liquid, pour the juice through a cheesecloth or coffee filter to remove any remaining bits. The leftover solid matter will sink to the bottom and you can either discard it or use it in another recipe.
If using the filtered juice directly in a drink, let it rest for about half an hour so that some of the acidity can be diluted. For more information, read our article: how to mix alcohol and liquids.
Store passion fruit juice
Once you have your passion fruits, you can now make their juice! Simply wash the passion fruits first, then cut them in half using a knife or spoon. Use the tip of the knife to scoop out the white pulp and seeds, and put it into a bowl.
Now add some water and mash the flesh with a fork until it is completely dissolved. You will want to stir this process for at least a few minutes, as the peel may remain intact and block the liquid from escaping.
Once everything has been mixed together, use a strainer to filter the liquid content. It is best to do this right away as the acidity could gel the leftover bits.
After filtering, pour the juice into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Add sugar if you like
If you would prefer it less sweet, you can always add more sugar! This will depend on your personal taste though, so do not feel that this option is wrong or bad.
There are two things to note about passion fruit juice. First, when adding salt or sugar, let the liquid sit for at least one minute before pouring to fully combine.
Second, make sure to stir the mixture well! Froth may form as the juice combines with the other ingredients, but if it disappears within a few minutes then you were not needed.
Enjoy passion fruit juice
Who doesn’t love eating or drinking something delicious? This is especially true for people who like fruits and vegetables because they are naturally tasting and healthful.
Many of us don’t enjoy consuming enough fruits and veggies, which is one of the major risk factors in developing diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
That’s why we should all try to eat more fruits and vegetables and drink more fresh vegetable and fruit juices. They can be fun to consume and do not require much preparation other than washing them first!
Passion fruit is an interesting fruit that contains some special components called bioactive compounds. These compounds work together to promote overall health and prevent disease.
Bioactive compounds found in passion fruit include vitamin C, carotenoids, phenolic acids, and melatonin. Of these, melatonin is most well-known for its sleep promoting properties.
This article will discuss how to make your own fresh passion fruit juice at home. You will need: vinegar, sugar, water, and a few drops of lemon essential oil (optional).
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Tips for making passion fruit juice
As mentioned earlier, fresh passion fruits contain high levels of lycopene, an antioxidant that may contribute towards healthy skin and immune function, as well as oral health.
While most people eat the seed part of the fruit when they can taste the flavor, what many don’t realize is that you can also make delicious juice just by squeezing the flesh of the fruit.
But before you get started, it is important to know how to prepare the passion fruit so that there are no bitter or salty components left in the pulp.
Also remember that as with any citrus juice, drinking too much could result in stomach ache or diarrhea. Because of this, we recommend using half a fresh passion fruit per serving.
Combine with other juices
Many recipes call for fresh passion fruit juice in dishes and beverages, but if you have no idea what to do with it then don’t worry! There are many ways to use this delicious liquid.
You can mix it into water or milk, add it to your breakfast cereal, blend it into your smoothies, and so on.
It will also keep in the refrigerator for up to one week, so plan to make lots of it! And if you like, you can store the pulp separately in an airtight container.
Editor's note: If you're looking to enjoy all the possibilities that passion fruit juice offers, we've gathered some fun recipes here. They include ideas such as vanilla soft-serve ice cream infused with passion fruits, mango salsa, and coconut jam.