Friday, May 08, 2009

Passion is small part Sweet big part Sour (shivers) .. to me

*face all scrunched up*And that is just by recalling the taste. Are you one of those who claim these are fragrantly sweet. Fragrant? I'm sold. Sweet? *deeper face scrunch*
Nevertheless I'll still buy them to add to juices (my latest craving is to blend it with Mango and cold milk), salads and sometimes eat as is when I feel bloated after a heavy meal.

I'm a looonnnngggg way from baking these:-
Stop guessing. Of course such gorgeous pictures were nicked from here.

Due to the thick skin it can be quite a challenge to get to the pulps. On lazy days especially when no one's watching and being way underdressed for any occasion it's fun to open it up by tearing with fingernails.
Otherwise, a small knife or dagger will be more civilised. The skin tends to be slippery so nick it with the point first then cut.
Spoon up the wet pulps or just lick them off.
From my limited knowledge, Passion Fruit is easily available at the fruit stalls dotting hilly Janda Baik (a turn off on the way to Genting Highlands, Pahang).

This batch, I bought from the Sri Rampai, Kuala Lumpur, night market on Thursdays. RM10 for 13 tightly packed in a plastic bag. It's not always available though.

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Passion Fruit (source)

- The juice of passion fruit reduces cancer cell growth. Though research is underway on this issue, the phytochemicals in the fruit juice are considered to inhibit cancer cell growth.

- The phenolic acids and flavonoids present in the fruit are supposed to possess heart-protecting function.

- The phenolic profile of the fruit is known for its anti-microbial activity.

- Passion fruit is a good source of antioxidants, both water soluble and fat soluble ones.

- Passion fruit is considered good for products which require pasteurization.

- The fruit is quite high in carbohydrates and simple sugars, which improves athletic performance.

- It contains plant sterols, which help in lowering the levels of cholesterol.

- Passion fruit is a reservoir of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium.

- The seeds of the fruit are very vital sources of fiber.

- It is supposed to possess somniferous properties, which when taken before going to bed, help the person to relax and have a restful sleep.

- It is very good for attaining optimum health and to reduce weight.

Have a healthy weekend everyone!


J2Kfm said...

can imagine you scrunching up your face, digging into those sour pulps!

i'd take the finished product (desserts) only, thank you.

Tummythoz said...

J2Kfm, desserts over at FBB. Here it's the naked pulps or nothing.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I scrunch my face too. Easier way of consuming it is to make it into a syrup and drink it. The fragrance is so powerful that it lingers long after it's all consumed. Nice.

fatboybakes said...

haha, thanks for the publicity. i LOVE passionfruit, with a passion,...

thenomadGourmand said...

same here..either jam-med, mixed into cakes, or syrup-ped for me, no fresh-fresh!
mango + passion fruit + milk..ohh.h.i can jz imagine..

Precious Pea said...

AHHH....I so wanna grow this!!!

Sugar Bean said...

Reminded me how much I miss passion fruit, would usually buy them from Cameron Highlands. And the name sounds nice too! Haha!

Tummythoz said...

Lyrical Lemongrass, aiyo just realised my 's' in scrunch is missing. Confirmed me no spelling bee.

fatboybakes with such creations, passion luvs you right back!

thenomadGourmand, acquintances suggested putting a drop of honey ..

Precious Pea, farm into orchard? The green (eny) goo is flooding my pores.

Sugar Bean, if only it's sweeter.

UnkaLeong said...

How much per kilo har?

Tummythoz said...

Unkaleong, sold by per plastic bag of about 13. Dono weight.

babe_kl said...

one thoz for you, next time choose the darker, ugly and crinkled fruits as those are sweeter :P

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