Passion fruits are available in different varieties and originate from South America. They consist of a brittle or soft round rind with hard seeds embedded in soft arils. These edible arils make up about one-third of the weight of the fruit. The flavour of the fruit is highly concentrated and becomes even more delicious when diluted. Passion fruit has an unusually high degree of acidity and a strong aroma. The purple variety is milder than the yellow one and is more often eaten fresh.
Basic techniques: raw, puréeing, juicing, marinating, ice cream, dressing.
Taste combinations: lemongrass, white chocolate, lime, mango, nuts, pineapple, bananas, kiwi, ginger, yoghurt, poultry, whitefish, shellfish, and crustaceans.