Monday, 13 July 2015

New Fruit - Granadilla

     New fruit! the granadilla or the Passiflora Lingularis which is a type of passionfruit, or in the same family as the passion fruit?  one of those things!

     I have seen them in the fruit store before, but they are always rather expensive.  So, when i saw them on sale for $1 i grabbed one up right away and was super excited!  I have only ever had a passion fruit (a purple passion fruit) once and it was really yummy!  Passion fruit is not a common flavour up here in the cold north.

     This fruit is so pretty too!  It has a lovely hard orange outer shell with little spots.  It is larger than the purple passion fruits that i have seen, a bit bigger than fist size maybe?  (but i might have small fists)  Wikipedia says: "The fruit is between 6.5 and 8 cm long and between 5.1 and 7 cm in diameter."  (that is abut 2.5 to 3 inches long and 2 to 2.75 inches in diameter).
    After cutting it open it looked like this:

     Lots of little edible black seeds covered in a sweet translucent flesh.  I do not know how to describe the flavour, but it tasted yum!  I do remember that it tasted somewhat different than the purple passion fruit that I had before, but the flavour was similar.  It was very sweet and fruity!  And the seeds were crunchy and not at all bitter or unpleasant.  I know some people will eat pomegranate seeds along with the fruit around them, but i do not like that at all. 

    I pulled out the seeds into a bowl so that i could eat them while watching some tv and it reviled a pleasant surprise!

     The inside was covered in tiny little tentacles!  Like some sort of strange sea anemone or something!  Fruit anemone!  Fun stuff!

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