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Passion Fruit Juice | Recipe & Health Benefits

Author C. Sanders. Published on June 15, 2011 - 8:25 pm (2488 views — 354 words)

Passion fruit juice is a popular choice among people who want an exotic beverage. You can make your own passion fruit juice by simply following the recipe indluded in this article. What many people do not know is that passion fruit juice isn't only tasty, but a healthy beverage as well. In fact, it contains high amounts of Vitamin C and potassium which is ideal for hypertension.

What is passion fruit juice?

The plant passion fruit which is usually grown in South American countries like Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina is the source of passion fruit juice. The fruit has an oval shape with a yellow or even purple color. The edible flesh inside the fruit contains many seeds.

Basically, passion fruit is used for culinary purposes and beverage making. The seeds of passion fruit can be placed on top of cakes. Its functionality can be extended even for desserts or ice cream toppings. If you simply want to enjoy the fruit, then let the skin wrinkle for a few days so it won't be too sour for you. Otherwise, you would not enjoy eating the fruit which is really sour when unripe.

Drinking passion fruit juice is a healthy habit because the fruit contains high amounts of fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and beta carotene. There are also studies citing the blood pressure lowering effects of passion fruit. Here's an easy recipe to help you out:

Refreshing passion fruit juice recipe

Ingredients:

* 3 medium-sized passionfruit

* 3 tsp sugar

* Juice squeezed from 1 lemon

* 4.5 cups water

* Ice cubes

* Knife

* Spoon

* Blender

* Strainer

* Glass

Instructions:

1. Get three medium-sized passion fruit and cut in half. Scoop out the insides with a spoon.

2. Put the fruit in a blender combined with sugar and water. Blend until smooth.

3. Now add the lemon juice extract in the blender.

4. For something different, you can add honey and mix further to create a yummy smoothie.

If mixing passion fruit juice seems to much of an incovenience, simply buy any passion fruit juice available in grocery stores.