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As discussed in my last article, passion is something that everyone has to feel it within themselves. It is not just an emotion, but a state of mind. Having a passionate relationship with your partner or loved one can make your day so much better!
At its core, passion is about desire. You feel a strong desire to do something – anything!
You may want to have sex for hours, and you will probably be very aroused while doing so. Or maybe you’d like to read a book you've been wanting to read for years, and reading it brings you such joy that you lose track of time.
There are limitless examples of things that ignite our passions - we get excited when we see someone else enjoy these things, too. They're called other people's experiences, and they're what makes us say "yes" to those things ourselves.
We gain strength from being around others who show this same level of enthusiasm, and it gives us the courage to pursue our dreams. __________________
I would love to talk more about passion and why it matters to you and me as humans. What thoughts you have after reading this article will help determine that.
Why is passion fruit so popular now?
This edible berry got its start in Peru, where it’s grown for centuries to help heal wounds and improve overall health.
It was there that people realized how well these properties work when dried down into a gel or syrup and consumed as a drink.
This new form of passion fruit has become very popular due to its unique flavor and health benefits.
These benefits are linked to the phytochemicals in passion fruits, such as lycopene, which may reduce risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer.
How to buy passion fruit
First, make sure you have read our article about symptoms of an overdose for this berry! If so, then you already know what to do in case of a reaction.
If there is no symptom development, then try eating one small piece per hour until it is fully enjoyed before going up in dosage or buying a new batch.
Remember, as tempting as they can be, don’t eat the whole thing! Some people are sensitive to the acidity of the berries and could develop stomach aches or nausea.
Once it has been consumed, within half an hour you should notice some changes. The skin will begin to tingle, then heat up slightly. This is due to the potassium helping restore balance to your blood cells.
And finally, if you enjoy doing things slowly, then soak some warm flannel cloths in the juice and apply them all over your body.
How to eat passion fruit
Most recipes call for either raw or cooked passion fruits, but you can actually mix both into some dishes! If you’re ever in doubt about whether or not to include this flavor ingredient in a recipe, just remember our favorite color (purple)!
Passion fruit is most well-known for its sweet tangy taste and texture that pairs beautifully with other flavors. It has been used in cooking since at least 400 BC when it was mentioned in the book The Epic of Gilgamesh.
It is important to wash your passion fruits before eating them because they contain a natural compound called phytohaemaglutinins which may cause an allergic reaction.
These are not harmful compounds, but rather like a pine nutty flavor that comes from magnesium rich tissues.
Passion fruit recipes
As we mentioned, most people are familiar with using passion fruits in beverages and snacks, but there are many ways to make use of this natural product. Many beauty brands add it as a skin care ingredient due to its antioxidant properties that help keep your skin healthy and functioning well. It can also be used in culinary creations!
Passion fruit is a tropical berry that grows in clusters on trees and shrubs. The berries come from a plant species called *Passiflora*.
There are several varieties of passion fruit depending on where they’re grown. Some are larger than others. They all have similar nutritional value, however.
They contain vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and beta carotene. Beta carotene is an important nutrient for our bodies which helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. (Remember, antioxidants work against harmful substances like bacteria or other cells.)
Beta carotene will not do anything good if it isn’t converted into vitamin A so it must be processed in our body. Unfortunately, some of the chemicals needed for conversion are sometimes too powerful for our systems to handle.
That’s why it is necessary to supplement with just enough vitamin A to facilitate the process, but never more than what our body needs.
Passion fruit juice
Many people enjoy drinking passion fruit juice because it contains significant amounts of antioxidants and vitamin A. These include lutein, zeaxanthin, beta carotene, and alpha-carotene.
These nutrients are important for eye health due to their antioxidant properties. They work like batteries, storing energy in cells so they can be used later.
When there is not enough oxygen coming into the retina from blood flow, oxidative stress happens. This results in cell damage or death which makes it harder to see clearly.
Drinking one eight ounce (8 oz) glass of pure passion fruit juice every day may help prevent this. One recent study found that six months’ supply of passion fruits reduced risk of vision loss caused by oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes.
It is also rich in nitrates, which improve blood circulation and nutrient absorption in the gut.
Passion fruit liqueur
While not technically a drink, passion fruit liqueur is something you can add to your drinks collection! Most people know about it as a cocktail ingredient, but there are some interesting ways to use this sweet flavor addition in non-alcoholic beverages as well.
Passion fruit liqueurs are usually made using fresh or frozen passion fruits that have been pureed. The most common base for the liqueur is vodka, so if you like both of those things then start experimenting with recipes!
Some people say that adding too much passion fruit liqueur may taste salty due to the alcohol content, however, we would suggest trying it once before making such claims.
What is the difference between a dried and a fresh passion fruit?
While both have taste that many enjoy, there is a slight difference in how to use them. Because they dry out as they dries down, they are used more for supplements than eating them. If you like salty foods then this could be a good thing because the salt in the mouth feels better when you eat the passion fruits salted.
If you love their flavor then try either boiling or smashing a fresh one and adding it into your cooking! We recommend using a spoon so you can mix it in properly and also add it at the end of cooking to retain all of its nutrients.
Tips for buying passion fruit
How to tell if your passion fruits are fresh
It is very important to know what qualities you want your passion fruits to have when you buy them. If you purchase dried or canned passion fruits that are not in season, it may not taste as good because they will not work properly when you eat them.
When purchasing fresh passion fruits, make sure they look bright and lush. Make sure there are no cracks or holes in the skin. They should also smell sweet and of fruity aroma.
If you are able to sniff both the interior and exterior of the passion fruit, then it has been de-seved and can be eaten. The white flesh should be soft and slightly juicy. It should not feel dry like raw vegetables.
Your palate should be aware of how much passion fruit flavor you desire before you consume any.