Using Passion Berry in Cooking
The passion berry is a treasure trove of flavors. Try it, and you won't be able to resist its exceptional aroma!
Some suggestions for using the passion berry
The passion berry has characteristic flavors but can still complement many recipes. You can crush the berries in a mortar or infuse them in your preparations.
The passion berry works wonders when paired with fish. Its fruity flavor enhances all seafood and will delight your taste buds. Success guaranteed with your guests!
The passion berry will release its enchanting fragrance when infused in sauces or marinades.
It also harmonizes perfectly with sweet dishes. You can use it to flavor your beverages with its delicious and intense aroma.
It will reveal its aromas in all your desserts: fruit salads, cakes, tarts, or chocolate-based desserts. The passion berry will continue to charm your taste buds.
Here are our recipe ideas for using the passionfruit berry:
- Passion berry and sardine farfalle: In a pan, cook the sardines for 3 minutes with crushed passion berries;
- Carrot and orange velouté with passion berries: While cooking the carrots, add 1 tablespoon of passion berries and a zest of orange;
- Scallop carpaccio with passion berries: After arranging the scallops, add a few passion berries and serve chilled;
- Rhubarb and passion berry tart: Add 1 teaspoon of ground passion berries to the mixture;
- Passion berry panna cotta: Crush the passion berries in a mortar, then add them to the cream to infuse it.
The Exotic and Enchanting Aromas of the Passion Berry
The initial taste of this berry envelops our mouth with velvety and gentle sensations reminiscent of an infusion mingled with tea and mint. It presents tangy notes and a slight bitterness, reminiscent of passionfruit, hence its name "passion berry." It brings an exotic touch with its sweet and fruity aromas. Attention: This product is strongly not recommended for pregnant women!
The Passion Berry and Its Botany
Focus on the botany of the passion berry
The passion berry comes from Ruta chalepensis, a plant cultivated in tropical Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, as a vegetable or medicinal plant. The leaves of this plant are also used in infusions because of their powerful, aromatic, and sweet fragrance.
How Does the Passion Berry Grow?
The shrub that gives birth to the passionfruit berry thrives best at altitudes between 1500 and 2000 meters in full sun. This perennial plant can reach up to 1.5 meters.
The Passion Berry through the Centuries
Origins of the Passion Berry
The passion berry is native to Syria. It was later introduced to Africa and is now mainly cultivated in Ethiopia. Indeed, the plant that gives birth to the passion berry (Ruta chalepensis) can be found at the entrance of all houses in family gardens in Ethiopia. Each family has its "ru" plant, just as we have our mint or basil.
|Genus and botanical species||Ruta chalepensis|
|TRACES EVENTUELLES D'ALLERGÈNES||céleri, sésame, moutarde, fruits à coques.|