How to Freeze Passion Fruit
Do you just love the amazing health benefits of passion fruit, or the fruity-tart flavor this exotic fruit imparts to smoothies? Next time you spot a special on whole passion fruit at your local grocery store, stock up on these delicious vitamin-packed fruits and freeze them for later use in smoothies. Fresh passion fruit pulp freezes extremely well, and by making it a habit to regularly buy and freeze fresh passion fruit pulp you will always have this healthy smoothie ingredient at-the-ready, whenever you need it.
The easiest way to freeze passion fruit is to freeze it the same way you would freeze fresh pomegranate. To learn how exactly this is done, read on.
Equipment Needed for Freezing Passion Fruit
Freezing passion fruit is easy and takes very little time if you have the right equipment on hand. So, before you start, gather the equipment. You will need:
- Sharp knife for halving the fruit
- Spoon for scooping the pulp and seeds out
- Ice cube tray for pre-freezing the fruit
- Freezer-safe bags or containers (glass freezer containers with tight-fitting lids are a good option if you are trying to reduce your exposure to plastic)
- Permanent marker and labels
How to Freeze Passion Fruit Pulp and Seeds
- Select passion fruit that are heavy for their size and wrinkled. Smooth-skinned passion fruit are not ripe.
- Halve the fruit using a sharp knife, and scoop out the pulp and seeds into a bowl.
- Fill the compartments of an ice cube tray with the passion fruit pulp and seeds, and place the tray in the freezer.
- Once the pulp and seeds are frozen, remove the ice cube tray from the freezer.
- Transfer the frozen passion fruit cubes to freezer-safe bags or containers, trying to leave as little air inside as possible.
- Label and date the bags or containers, and pop them into the freezer for storage.
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