PASSION FRUIT GLAZE
With its mango-like taste, passion fruit will win your heart and your health
Originally grown in Brazil, passion fruit is cultivated all around the world including tropical and subtropical locales such as Hawaii and Australia.
This intriguing fruit with the edible seeds and mango-like flavor is versatile in the kitchen and abundant in nutrients. When used, passion fruit is most commonly associated with desserts as a glaze for pastries, cakes and in pies. Yet, with prime harvesting times in October and November, the time has never been better than to create a savory glaze for fall proteins like turkey, pork tenderloin and chicken.
Passion fruit overflows with flavonoids, vitamin C and potassium. The seeds yield 23% oil, much like sunflower seeds, 12% protein and up to 55% fiber. Because of this, passion fruit is a digestive stimulant enhancing digestive flow and improves circulation. Further, passion fruit juice is associated with promoting relaxation and is used in the treatment of gastric cancer. Other positive health attributes associated with passion fruit include improved eye health, hydration due to its high moisture content, and this fruit helps stabilize blood pressure.
In this recipe, passion fruit is at the heart of the glaze that layers in fresh ginger root, raw honey, lemon zest, shallot, fresh mint leaves, cider vinegar and grapeseed oil. Brush onto the turkey during roasting for a beautiful and delicious entrée.