Inside Fierce Fruit: Introducing the Badea (Giant Granadilla)
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In this blog post, we'll be introducing you to the Badea, also known as the Giant Granadilla. It's in the Passiflores family, along with the Curuba & Maracuya, but surprisingly doesn't taste like the common passion fruit! Did you know that this fruit is almost going extinct because the new generations aren't used to eating this every day? That's such a shame, because this is such a delicious fruit! Watch our video below to find out more:
If we had to compare the taste of the Badea with another passion fruit, the closest comparison would be to the Curuba, which has a sort of hybrid peach-passion fruit taste to it. Imagine that taste, and then add a melon-y taste to that.
The sourness of the Badea is quite low, compared to the other members of the Passiflores family, and the sweetness is quite low too! But it's full of strong flavors that work great in cocktails and juices.
It's very high in the ABC vitamins as well as minerals.
Common ways to eat the Badea
- Juice: Put the seeds and pulp into a blender, then strain out the seeds. Add a little water and some cane sugar, and voilà!
- 1 large Badea
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 can or 3/4 cups of condensed milk
- 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
- 2 cups of full cream milk
- Dash of Angostura bitters
- Recipe from Taste of Trini
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