Grown on the vine, once ripe, the Passion Fruit turns a particular yellow to green color signaling that it is ripe. After cracking the relatively tough shell you will find a gelatinous meat and abundance of seeds. Providing a fragrantly sweet taste with a pleasantly tart tang this scrumptious fruit leaves you wanting more.
Enjoyed in juices, as a topping on salads, or blended into desserts, passion fruit is a versatile addition to a variety of dishes loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to boost your immune system.
Named by Christian missionaries as the flowering fruit that signified their success of landing in South America, these missionaries claimed the leaves resembled that of Christ’s crucifixation.
Grown on a perennial herb, not actually a tree, bananas can be harvested throughout the year and are best eaten when bright yellow. Our Cavendish Banana variety provides a rich full bodied flavor and is commonly mixed in juices, breakfasts, salads, or eaten alone.
The perfect addition to smoothies or mixed into pancakes, bananas are a great way to start your day. Possessing numerous health benefits, it is no wonder why bananas are the most widely consumed fruit in the world.
Interestingly, bananas can be used as a mosquito bite soothe. The inside of the banana peel has been known to reduce skin irritation.
Though similar in appearance, this larger cousin of the banana is treated much more like a vegetable in the kitchen than a fruit. Whether green or black, plantains are rich in nutrients and offer distinct bold flavors ranging from starchy to sweet and caramelized.
Prepared in a variety of manners such as mashed plantain, fried chips, and even in lasagna, this fruit’s sweetness increases as the fruit ripens and darkens.
Native Americans used the plantain to treat snake bites and even battle wounds.
Pigeon Peas, also referred to as Guandu, flowers yellow and white blossoms, producing long twisty pods containing 3 to 4 seeds which vary in color from white to red, brown, purple, green or speckled. They can be eaten fresh if harvested while green and are light crisp and refreshing.
Packing a nutritional punch, Pigeon Peas are loaded with protein, dietary fiber, and a slew of vitamins. Because of their high protein content pigeon peas have become a favorite in vegetarian cuisine, easily absorbing spices and seasoning of all types.
Originally cultivated and consumed over 3,500 years ago in India, Pigeon Peas are still widely produced and consumed around the world.
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