Maracuya, Passion Fruit Is A Delicious Tropical Treat

If you haven’t enjoyed a passion fruit smoothie yet, what are you waiting for?

Forget the fact that it’s rich with antioxidants and a great source of fiber. But it is said to also enhance digestion, improve eyesight, boost circulation and lower blood pressure

And the kicker, it tastes great too!

What Is Maracuya?

Maracuya Passion Fruit with Seeds from Colombia
Maracuya

Maracuya is better known as passion fruit. It is usually yellow or purple in color and native to tropical America.

But you don’t have to jump on a plane to the Caribbean or South America. You should be able to find it fairly easily in your local supermarket’s produce section.

Passion fruit is very popular outside of the USA. Because of this, it goes by many names; maracuya, maracuja, parcha and chinola to name a few.

How to Eat Maracuya

passion fruit pulp scooped out of the fruit with spoon
Passion Fruit Pulp

Passion fruit is primarily enjoyed in two ways. You can cut it in half and eat the pulp, seeds and all after scooping it straight out of the shell.

And if needed, simply add some sweetener or cream to cut the tardiness of the passion fruit.

Or an increasingly popular and quicker way to enjoy passion fruit is in the form of passion fruit pulp or pulpa de maracuya.

It truly is absolutely delicious when using it in your favorite passion fruit smoothie recipe. You can create your own concoction and add other tropical fruits as desired.

Slice of passion fruit tart on while plate with spoon
Passion Fruit Tart

But it can also be used in all kinds of desserts like passion fruit cheesecake, flan, mousse and more.

Or how about in your agua fresca, mixed with you favorite fruit juices or dare we say, even in your favorite cocktail.

Share Your Passion for Maracuya

Passion Fruit Mousse in glass cup
Passion Fruit Mousse

Bottom line is passion fruit is both delicious and nutritious. Might as well reap the health benefits and enjoy, cheers!

If you love fruit, then check out 9 Dominican Fruits You Have To Try Once.

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