Thursday, November 25, 2010
Curuba (pronounced coo ROO bah)
Is a fruit commonly known in English as banana passionfruit. It grows wild in Colombia in mountainous regions between 6000 to 9000 feet above sea level. It is high in vitamin A, C, B1, B2 and B3 and also a good source of calcium, phosphorus and iron. It is used to make juices, jams, ice cream or you can just pour the contents in a bowl add a bit of cream and some sugar. It is tart and has a lot of seeds but if you get the chance give it a try. You can find the pulp in the hispanic frozen section of most supermarkets.