Passion Fruit Ideas

passion fruit
passion fruit

Passion fruit is a peculiar fruit. 90% of the time, we see it as a concentrate (fruit juice). I recently had dinner at a Taiwanese restaurant and on their menu they have an incredible iced passion fruit black tea. It's great because they actually use the passion fruit seeds and not the concentrate. They add the seeds to the bottom of the drink...everytime you take a sip...you get a surprise crunch of the tart passion fruit seed.

I went on a mission to find passion fruits here in Los Angeles. In the past 6 months, I've only seen them in two places (The Fairfax Grove and Gelson's). They are hard to come by and are pretty expensive. $3 - $4 for one small fruit. If you can get your hands on one, pick one up and try it out. They are high in vitamin C and potassium. Try and ignore the strange look of the seeds, they're tasty.

Passion Fruit
Passion Fruit
passionfruit
passionfruit

{Cut the fruit in half, scoop the yellow seeds out and throw out or compost the casing}

fruit
fruit

{I love the gorgeous colors and texture of this fruit}

ideas
ideas

{Passion Fruit Inspo: Tea by Donna Hay & Passion Fruit Cheesecake by Dulcie May}

There are a ton of ideas out there for using passion fruit, but these two seem to be my favorite. For the iced tea, you can use black tea or green tea. Steep your tea as usual, add a little simple syrup to sweeten the tea, mix in your passion fruit seeds, add ice, shake and done. For the cheesecake, make as usual and use the seeds as a topping. It will add a tart and sweet flavor to your cake.

passion plant
passion plant

{This fruit vine is one of the most unique and beautiful plants around}

If you plan on getting a passionfruit plant, make sure it has something to climb over and grow on. It's actually a vine. The plant likes full sun and a warm (not HOT) climate. Fresh clean soil with great drainage is this plant's best friend.