How To Pulp Passion Fruit
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This week, we are going to talk about how to use passion fruit for more than just eating it as a fresh ingredient. You can make delicious recipes using this tangy citrus fruit! Plus, you will also learn some interesting science about the flavor of passion fruits.
Passion fruit comes in many varieties. The most well-known type is the white, fuzzy one with a sweet taste that was originally bred in Brazil. However, there are red or golden (sometimes called yellow) passion fruits that have similar qualities but with a spicy undercurrent instead.
These variations are not too common though, so if you happen to see them while traveling, try one first before buying a pack. They cost around $2 per piece, which makes them very affordable!
There are several ways to prepare passion fruit. You can either eat it by itself or combine it into other foods and/or drinks. Either way, it will always win over when accompanied by lots of sugar. 😀
This article will go through all these methods and suggest some recipes.
Peel your passion fruit
Once you have it in hand, you can now peel off the skin! This is very important as there are some recipes that call for just the white flesh of the passion fruit alone. If you do not remove this skin, then there will be too much bitterness coming from the pulp and/or cream layer.
Removing the skin using a spoon or fork is the best way to do so. Simply press the peeled half onto another plate or bowl until all the liquid has been absorbed, then rinse and repeat with the other side.
Once both sides are soft, use a knife to cut between the two layers and pull apart to access the white part only!
General tips: remember that if the passionfruit is cold when you open it, it will take longer to soften up. And taste it before removing the pulp to make sure it does not need to be re-seeded or pressed more.
Boil your passion fruit
Once you have your passion fruits, boil them in their own juice for around 10 minutes. Make sure to poke it every couple of minutes as this will help determine if they are raw or not.
After boiling, let the passion fruit cool down before removing the peel. You can either use a spoon to scoop out the pulp or cut it into halves first and then use a knife to scrape it off.
Once you have removed the pulp, put it in a bowl and add some honey or sugar to taste. It’s delicious plain!
If you would like more information on how to prepare passion fruit, check out our article here! We also have an article here that lists all the other uses for passion fruit. Enjoying it as part of a meal is its main purpose, but it can be eaten on its own too.
Make juice with your passion fruit
While you can buy bottled passion fruits in most stores, making them at home is much better! Not only are they lower in cost, you get to choose what flavor variations you want.
Making passion fruit juice is very simple and takes no longer than 5 minutes per batch. What you will need for this recipe is one fresh passion fruit per person 2-4 cups of water or liquid that you like to drink (water is our default choice) and a blender.
After you have prepared your passion fruit, put it through a juicer. Once it has been pressed, add your liquid and blend away!
Your passion fruit juice can be served immediately or stored in a sealed container until you are ready to enjoy it. If it begins to lose its potency, you can refresh your glass by adding some more passon fruit or liquid.
Combine passion fruit with other fruits
While eating enough potassium is important, it is not only foods that contribute to this mineral. The peel of most fruits contains some levels of potassium. If you like, try tossing your passion fruits in another piece of fruit that has been cleaned.
Alternatively, if you are more creative minded, use the leftover pulp from the passion fruits as an edible decoration or garnish for the rest of the meal. Just make sure to wash the pulp well before using it to avoid any potential allergies.
I will never get tired of exploring ways to enjoy passion fruits! They are such a beautiful bright color and flavor, they always win my heart.
Can you eat passion fruit?
Yes, you can! Most recipes call for the seeds of the passion fruits to be removed and discarded, but this is not necessary. You can enjoy the pulp as an edible flavor ingredient in place of sour cream or yogurt when making snacks or meals.
Pulp contains vitamins A and C as well as potassium. It also includes some iron and magnesium. The sweet taste comes from glucose and fructose that are both metabolized by the body’s digestive system.
You may want to wash the passion fruit first to remove any residues or additives such as salt.
Tips for eating passion fruit
While not everyone loves passion fruits, most people can enjoy them when prepared properly. If you are ever unsure about how to eat your passion fruit, there are some helpful tips that we will go over here!
First of all, make sure it has broken down slightly. If you bite into it and it is still hard, then it did not break down enough and may have left an unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Secondly, if you do find one that does not taste good, try washing your hands and rubbing them together. This was our trick when my sister would never seem to like any kind of citrus flavor.
Thirdly, add sugar or cream to help cut the acidity of the passion fruit.
How to keep passion fruit fresh
As with any tropical fruits, keeping your prepared passion fruit in the best condition depends mostly on how you prepare it for eating. If you are using sweetened passion fruit as a drink or dessert topping, then adding sugar is not recommended because this alters the flavor completely.
If you are slicing or chopping the passion fruit, make sure to wash them first and remove all seeds, unless you want those tiny taste sensations!
Lastly, if you will be storing the leftover passion fruit pieces in the fridge, do so only if they have been fully dried out and there is no liquid left. Wipe off any moisture that has seeped onto the plate or bowl before wrapping and putting in the freezer or refrigerator.
Passion fruit recipes
When eating passion fruits, make sure to wash them first! This will remove any dried residues or sugars that may have seeped out of the fruit.
After washing, you can either eat it right away or refrigerate it until later. The only thing is, if you like tangy flavors, then taste it before putting it in the refrigerator. If you are not very hungry, you can store it in the fridge and take it out just to enjoy it later.
Once you’ve cleaned and stored your passionfruit, most recipes call for it to be cut into pieces and mixed with other ingredients. These recipes include mixing it into yogurt, adding it to drinks, and even baking it as an ingredient.
Some people also mix it with cream and sugar and use it as dessert topping.