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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Passion Fruit Juice

Passion fruit is a tropical fruit with a rich source of anti oxidants. It has a tough outer rind with juicy seed center. They are available in purple and yellow varieties. Passion fruit contains good fibre, vitamin C, beta-carotene, polyphenols and vitamin A. Passion fruit is also helpful in easing pain in joints (osteo arthritis). Passion fruit is widely used in drinks, toppings over desserts esp cheesecakes and can be used over salads in the west. I have seen drinks made with passion fruit and mango and many other combinations.

YouTube #shorts on passion fruit juice.

Back here in my place, my mom has a passion fruit climber and I happened to get a good batch of these fruits when I went home. The passion fruits are versatile and everyone loves it at home. I have seen people throwing out passion fruits in Kerala homes as none eats passion fruit or uses it up. But if you ever heard the health benefits of passion fruit, you may not throw them in trash.I also prepared passion fruit squash with these cuties, but couldn't click pictures and the drink got over soon. Kids happened to walk in and out of the fridge each time to pull out the bottle, add a few tbsp of the squash, add water and enjoy. How simple, right? And how healthy, too. The passion fruit has sour flavours dominant and definitely needs equal amount of sugar in a juice to balance it up. If you get hold of ripe passion fruits, then go ahead and enjoy making this juice  !!

Preparation time~ 10 minutes
Cooking time~ nil
Serves~ 2 glasses
Passion fruit 6
Sugar 6 tbsp
Water 2 cups

Wash the passion fruits under running water and cut them in halves. Scoop out the pulp using a fork in a bowl. Add to a bowl, repeat till you finish scooping out all except a half passion fruit.
Transfer this pulp to a blender(reserving the half passion fruit pulp in the bowl). Blend the transferred mix and run the mixer or blender twice for 5 secs each.
Strain the juice in a strainer by holding above a bowl. Add the reserved pulp to this strained mixture.
Chill in refrigerator and enjoy !!

*Use sweet as per sweet tooth and this above mentioned quantity of sugar can be varied depending on your sweetness. This recipe yields a moderately sweet juice.
*You can even hand whip the passion fruit and add the water,sugar to it. In that case there is no need to strain the juice.
*The seeds are crushed when blending so its better to strain and use. Though the seeds are edible but the broken pieces may not be appealing like the whole seeds.

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Ruxana Gafoor said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this refreshing!

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julia, here in Spain passion fruit is expensive. You're very lucky because your mum has a tree.
Your juice must be delicious.