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A sweet stash of lilikoi fruit is a treat worth celebrating

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2012

~~<p>Passion fruit is in season! Oahu consumers might not find much of it at farmers markets, but on Hawaii island there's an abundance of the golden yellow and purple varieties. Passion fruit yields seductively sweet-tart juice with a perfumy fragrance. Native to Brazil, the fruit is named for its flower, which is said to resemble Christ's Passion &mdash; the crown of thorns, nails and other elements of the Crucifixion.</p>
<p>The yellow dimpled skin of the passion fruit indicates its readiness to be cut open. Use the pointed tip of a sharp knife to pierce the tough skin, then slice the fruit in half. The golden orange pulp with black seeds can be eaten with a spoon; scoop the pulp into cheesecloth and squeeze to strain the seeds from the juice.</p>
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Passion fruit is in season! Oahu consumers might not find much of it at farmers markets, but on Hawaii island there's an abundance of the golden yellow and purple varieties. Passion fruit yields seductively sweet-tart juice with a perfumy fragrance. Native to Brazil, the fruit is named for its flower, which is said to resemble Christ's Passion — the crown of thorns, nails and other elements of the Crucifixion.

The yellow dimpled skin of the passion fruit indicates its readiness to be cut open. Use the pointed tip of a sharp knife to pierce the tough skin, then slice the fruit in half. The golden orange pulp with black seeds can be eaten with a spoon; scoop the pulp into cheesecloth and squeeze to strain the seeds from the juice. Login for more...



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