Passionfruit is grown in many tropical regions of the world, however there are some varieties that hold up to cold weather, allowing us to enjoy these delicious fruits year-round. In fact, there are over 50 different varieties of passionfruit! Sweet and slightly tart, passionfruit is delicious with yoghurt, on pavlova, as part of a fruit salad, or added to cocktails & mocktails.
Passionfruit is rich in immune-supporting Vitamin C, and fibre for gut health.
Smooth-skinned Passionfruit is not yet ripe – allow the fruit to ripen at room temperature, uncovered, out of direct sun. When the skin dimples and darkens, the fruit is ready to eat.
Passionfruit has a thick protective skin, so they don’t spoil easily. Once ripe, they can be stored at room temperature, in a fruit bowl. To help the fruit last longer, you can keep them in a bag or container in the fridge – this prevents them dehydrating, and they should last many weeks when stored this way.