I love passionfruit, especially eating them directly from the enclosure of the pulp itself. I use the passionfruit outer casing as a bowl and using a teaspoon, I scoop the passionfruit pulp out and devour it.
What a perfect design this fruit is, much like the banana that has a skin that can be used to house the fruit until you are ready to eat it. The pulp of the passionfruit is delicious, sweet, and satisfying, and perfect for adding to your fruit salad selection, or just eaten as is! The discarded part of the passionfruit can go into the garden mulch, but not the worm farm, too hard for those little worm mouths to cope with.
Passionfruit contains a lot of antioxidants. In particular, it’s rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, and polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant compounds that have a range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. So including a few passionfruit into your daily fruit intake is an outstanding way of improving your overall immune response therefore your resistance to disease and all the nasty stuff that can happen just by being human! (more…)