Passion Fruit: Natural Food

Passion fruit can be used to flavor other foods.
Passion fruit can be used to flavor other foods.
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Nutritional Information:

Good source of vitamins A and C.

What to Look For:

Choose the largest, heaviest passion fruits. If ripe, the skin will be wrinkled but firm with a purple-brown color. Smooth skin indicates that it is unripe.

Easy Storage and Preparation:

Ripen at room temperature until the skin wrinkles. They will keep at room temperature for a few days, or longer in the refrigerator.

Best Uses:

Use the juice to flavor drinks, fruit soups, dessert creams and custards. Although each fruit will yield very little juice, it will be very strong in flavor.

NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.

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