Thursday, September 16, 2010

Passion Fruit

I recently discovered fresh Passion fruit at one of the specialty food markets I shop at. These fruits are a new discovery for me here in the Bay Area; I have never seen them here before. When I lived in Australia many years ago, it was common to have people growing them because of the warm tropical weather. These fruits are native to South America but can now be found in the warmer regions around the world. They are about the size and shape of chicken eggs with a fairly hard purple skin. The pulp and the seeds are what's eaten and used in drinks and desserts. They are sweet with a pronounced tartness and a very fragrant aroma.

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