Curuba

FRUIT

Curuba

This elongated fruit is a member of the passion fruit family and is sometimes called ‘’banana passion fruit’’ or ‘’tumbo’’ because of its banana like shape. The edible seeds and jelly-like flesh taste fresh, sweet and a bit sour.

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Origin

Curuba grows in the Andes mountains in Peru. It mainly grows in soil that is 3,000 to 11,000 meters above sea level and thrives in both wet and dry seasons. It grows in green tendrils full of beautiful pink flowers that bloom into this delicious fruit. Curuba has been domesticated and cultivated since pre-Columbian times by different cultures in South America.

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How to store

You can keep curuba, if it is not wrinkled yet, outside the refrigerator for about a week. The fruit will then ripen and is best to eat when it is a little wrinkled.

How to eat

Cut curuba in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp. It is also delicious to scoop over a dessert or as a fresh-sweet counterpart in a salad.

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