Passion fruit is available year-round, with peak seasons being February to June and August to November.
Health Benefits of Passion Fruit:
Passion fruit are high in fiber and Vitamin A.
They also contain Vitamin C, iron, copper, lycopene and potassium
How to Select Passion Fruit:
Store unripe passion fruit at room temperature until skin is wrinkly.
Ripe passion fruit can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
How to Store Passion Fruit:
Choose passion fruit that are large and heavy for their size.
If the skin is wrinkled, that means the passion fruit is ripe!
How to Prepare Passion Fruit:
Wash passion fruit and cut in half. Scoop out the jelly-like pulp to be eaten as is or used in juice, smoothies or dressings.
Fun Facts About Passion Fruit:
Passion Fruit got its name from Spanish missionaries who saw the plant’s distinctly shaped flower as a symbol of Christ’s crucifixion. They carried the symbolic plant back to Europe and its popularity spread throughout the world.
The passion fruit originated in South America but is now grown in different tropical and subtropical countries around the world.
Passion fruits are produced by fast-growing vines that can grow as much as 20 feet in one year. However, it is also short-lived and can only survive a maximum of seven years.