Curuba also known as banana passion fruit, is a family member of the passiflora. Curuba is native to New Zealand. The fruit looks somewhat like a straight, small banana with rounded ends. The skin is smooth, yellow and soft. The fruit contains a soft, orange flesh with a scattering of black edible seeds. Curuba has a sweet flavour.
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Curubas are available from Colombia
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The fruit looks somewhat like a straight, small banana with rounded ends. The skin is smooth, yellow and soft.View Curuba
Cut the fruit vertically into two halves. From here, scoop out the jelly-like pulp with a tablespoon. Now it is ready to be consumed, cooked or converted into juice. The skin is not eaten.Consumption
Curuba is commonly eaten by itself. However it makes a wonderful jelly, pie filling or cake frosting. Seeds with the surrounding juice sacs are also often added to fruit salads.When to eat
When the skin is still a bit green the fruit can be ripened at room temperature. When the fruit is yellow and fully ripe, keep refrigerated and consume within a few days.
Did you know?
- In Hawaii Curuba is called Banana Poka.
- In New Zealand curuba is mixed with Aguardiente, an anise drink.