For most Australians, passionfruit is synonymous with summer, with many unaware the zesty fruit is also ripe and delicious during the winter months. Early grower reports indicate an abundant, healthy winter crop with fruit ready to harvest from May.
Growers are experiencing a passionfruit peak with lots of fruit dropping off the vines this month. Australian-grown passionfruit is available year round but there are usually two main supply peaks - summer and winter.
One serve of passionfruit (two fruits) is a good source of fibre (5g), a source of vitamin C (11mg) and low in kilojoules.
Keep your passionfruit in a plastic bag in the fridge and they’ll last a month!
For a tasty summer treat that will cool you down, freeze passionfruit pulp in ice trays or popsicle moulds.
Passionfruit pulp adds a tangy twist to beverages. Simply mix fresh passionfruit pulp, soda water and lime for a refreshing drink and add vodka to transform it into a cocktail!