My Favorite Australian Fruit
What is My Favorite Australian Fruit?
Before I lived in Australia, I had never seen the likes of a passion fruit, let alone tasted a freshly ripened one.
Honest to Goodness…it’s the most delicious fruit I’ve ever eaten!
Literally, we had so many of them, as there were passion fruit plants all around the backyard where I lived. I could just go outside and pick them right there!
It has to be dark and wrinkly to be completely ripe.
Then, you slice it in half, take a spoon and scoop our the golden insides and the fabulous seeds!
I could seriously bathe in this stuff! I love it!
Cooking With It?
You can, but why would you want to? LOL…It’s so perfect just the way it is.
However, you can mix it fresh with other juices enhancing flavor and aroma, and they’re beautiful on desserts.
Since I’ve moved back home to Canada and the USA, I haven’t had a passion fruit so delicious.
Here, imported, they don’t even compare!
Passionfruit are indigenous to South America but are widely grown wherever the temperature permits with frost-free winters.
Plus, they’re so beautiful in that their flowers, passion flowers, are so very colorful and unique! Beautiful!
We planted a winter-hearty passion fruit sold here in Ontario a few years back, and it’s never given fruit yet… 🙁
I hope you enjoyed this Fruit post on Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…
Kimberly Edwards 🙂
P.S. Even if you can’t get passion fruit perfect and ripe, you still will love the flavor! Check out this great Passionfruit & Mango Rooibos tea I found…Yum:
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