Passion fruit

 Passion fruit Key facts Passion fruit are high in beta carotene, potassium and fibre, while the juice is rich in vitamin C. They were first grown in Latin America and are a popular ingredient in juices, yoghurt, mousses and desserts. In Mexico it is eaten raw, with chilli powder and lime, while it is also the national flower of Paraguay.

Passion fruit have an intense, deeply perfumed flavour, their skins becoming heavily shrivelled when ripe.

Halve the leathery skin and scoop out seeds to eat as they are, or push through a sieve with a little boiling water to extract the juice.

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