Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fruit of the week

While at the Rice Noodle Festival this past weekend we had the opportunity to try passion fruit for the first time. When we first met Michelle, she offered us a delicious drink that she had made with numerous fresh fruits (apples, lemons, oranges, and passion fruit). She cuts up all the fruits and adds Sprite and Orange Juice. It was awesome, especially with the passion fruit in it because it adds a slightly sweet and sour zing to it.

The passion fruit (pictured here to the right) is a small plum sized purple fruit. Unlike a plum, it is has a hard outer body.

To eat it, you cut the it in half and use a spoon to eat the fruit inside. The inside is a soupy, jelly-like fruit with black seeds throughout. It is very sweet, but the seeds offer a more sour balance when bit into. Apparently, most people do not bite the seeds, they just swallow the fruit together.

The most unfortunately part of the passion fruit is it's's so small that you want to take your time and savor every bite.

Here is the shell of the passion fruit after we devoured the delicious inside! This is by far my favorite fruit so far! (Jess)

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