Y is for Yellow Passion Fruit
Another one of my favourites – the passion fruit. Passion fruit drink, sorbet, cheesecake, topped yogurt, whatever it is, if a passion fruit version is an option, I’ll choose it!
Because of me trying to stick to the alphabet, I titled this to be the Yellow Passion Fruit – the most popular type worldwide however the Purple one it the one most popular in Europe and the one that I am most familiar with.
The yellow form is usually bigger than the purple and of course, has a yellow skin. The yellow passion fruit is generally more acidic than it’s purple cousin, the nutritional benefits however are very similar.
❤️ The Passion Fruit is actually a type of berry and is native to Southern Brazil (where it is known as maracujá), Northern Argentina and Paraguay
❤️ The seeds are a great source of dietary fibre; the average passion fruit contains around 7% of your daily fibre
❤️ The pulp of the passion fruit is rich in vitamin A (4% of daily recommended amount) and vitamin C (9% of daily recommended amount)
❤️ The pulp is rich in antioxidants, known to support a healthy immune system
❤️ Passion fruit are rich in minerals (such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium) that help maintain bone density, promote healing in injured bones and help prevent osteoporosis
Sweet, sharp, soft, fluffy and crunchy – for me, the passion fruit has it all! If you have any amazing passion fruit recipes or have tried something particularly delicious, please send recommendations my way!