Passion Fruit

Passion fruit comes in shades of pale-pink, red and lavender. Inside, the fruit has intensely aromatic yellow-green pulp wrapped around crisp seeds. The passion fruit wrinkles as it ripens.

Use a sharp knife to cut fruit in half lengthwise. Scoop out the contents.

Eat fresh or strain pulp and seeds through a strainer or cheesecloth for juice.

Passion fruit nicely tops ice cream and yogurt in all its forms: frozen, plain, flavored or Greek. It can add a luscious taste to sauces, souffles, desserts and juices. Its juice adds an exotic flair to papayas and apples.

Passion fruit grown in Florida are generally larger with a softer skin.