Passionfruit.

One of my pregnancy cravings that has continued after birth is anything sweet and sour, like passionfruit.

Before moving to Asia, I’d only had the fruit in jams or candied, never fresh.

But I’ve been enjoying it all summer long over yogurt with a little honey. Passionfruit is native to Brazil, Paraguay and Northern Argentina.

It’s also yummy with honey and ice in a little smoothie. I first got into the fruit back in May on a visit to Thailand where the resort we were staying at served passionfruit ice cream and I took some passionfruit jam home for a souvenir.

I am thinking it would be fun trying to make the jam myself. The fruit is high in fiber and Vitamin C. The name of the flower is so called from the Passion of Christ. The three stigmas reflect the three nails in Jesus’s hands and feet and the threads of the flower resemble the crown of thorns.

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7 responses to “Passionfruit.

  1. nigella lawson has a great passion fruit curd recipe in Feast which is my very favorite of her cookbooks. Fittingly, it is in the Easter section! 🙂

  2. Natasha, I LOVE passion fruit! I ate it all the time (that and papaya) growing up in Hawaii but you cannot find it in Colorado. Lucky girl!

    • I had no idea you lived in Hawaii!! Need to hear more about this… When you come to Asia this December, we will have to get you lots of papaya and passionfruit!

  3. That ice cream was divine! So smart of you to buy that jam. Sounds delish in a smoothie… Maybe I’ll try it. Believe it or not, I am cooking a bit these days (not sure this totally counts as cooking but who’s keeping score?)
    😉 xk

  4. That looks delicious!

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