Inside Fierce Fruit: Introducing the Curuba (Banana Passion Fruit)
Follow These 5 Steps To Best Enjoy Curuba
- Understand the Curuba Fruit
- Scoop It
- Blend It
- Strain It
- Enjoy It!
Welcome to Inside Fierce Fruit, where we give you an inside look into the fruits that we later turn into our wonderful aseptic fruit purees! 🍉🍓🍅🥭🍍In this blog post, we'll be introducing you to the curuba, also known as the banana passion fruit. It's a cousin of the maracuya, which we introduced in our previous blog post. Watch our video below:
In this post, we’ll go over our favorite way to enjoy curuba: as a juice! Here’s a simple recipe, and why it’s so delicious.
1. Understand The Curuba Fruit
The curuba has a really wonderful aroma and is quite sour when you taste it. Some say it tastes like a hybrid of passion fruit and peaches! We recommend adding a little cane sugar or honey to bring out the full flavor.
They're a great source of Vitamins A, B, and C, as well as calcium and iron.
2. Scoop It
Cut the curuba fruit in half and scoop out the meat — it’s pulpy and full of seeds. They’re difficult to separate at this stage, but don’t worry, we’ll be taking care of the seeds in a bit. This won’t be one of those lumpy juices with sharp pieces floating inside!
3. Blend It
Put the fruit into a blender. The natural flavor of the curuba is a little sour, so add some sugar to counteract that, as well as a milk product of your choice. Whether you prefer plant-based milk (like oat, soy, or almond) or dairy-based milk, the point is to add a little extra creaminess and sweetness.
Then blend the three ingredients together! Make sure to use the lowest possible setting on the blender, and only keep it on for about 15 seconds. You want to combine the milk, sugar, and curuba fruit pulp without breaking the seeds, which might add extra sour flavor to the juice.
4. Strain It
Strain it through a mesh bag or a fine-mesh strainer straight into a glass. This is how you take out the seeds and check for any lumps that can still be blended. Overall, it should leave a pure, smooth juice behind.
5. Enjoy It
And voilà! You can add a little extra milk or sugar if desired, but otherwise, the juice is done. No need to garnish it with anything, although visually nobody ever went wrong with a decorative flower!
Your curuba fruit juice will come out a beautiful light pink color, so it’s lovely for both your eyes and your taste buds. It’s also full of antioxidants, making it the perfect healthy pick-me-up!
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There are many ways to use curuba, but this is a delicious and refreshing recipe that we’ve enjoyed for years. Interested in learning more about the exotic fruits we use in our aseptic fruit purees? Follow our blog to see more of Inside Fierce Fruit and discover incredible fruits from around the world!