Description: Reunion Island species of passion fruit distinguish mainly by the color of the fruit’s skin: plum or yellow. In comparison with the plum type, richer in aroma, the yellow variety offers a sweeter taste for a lighter flavor. The passion fruit covers 35% of the recommended daily level in vitamin C and also contains high level of vitamin B3, known to fight cholesterol.
Nutrition: Rich in antioxidants, it is effective in preventing cardiovascular disease and some cancers. It is also recommended against hypertension, asthma or knee osteoarthritis.
How to use: Passion fruit is easy to eat simply with a spoon. However it can be used in dessert preparations such mousses, cheesecakes, pannacotas and cakes. It can be used in juice, smoothie or in coulis to coat yogurts and sorbets. Passion fruit may also be used for dressings used for salads or marinades for fish and seafood.
How to store: Unripe passion fruits should be stored at room temperature until they are wrinkled which means they are ripe. Once wrinkled, they can also be stored at room temperature but it advised to put them in refrigerator crisper compartment. They usually can be stored up to 3 weeks.