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A Passionate Affair

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: January 28, 2010, from the February 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Passion Fruit Cheesecake—Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico;

Yellowtail Snapper Ceviche with Passion Fruit and Coconut Gelée—Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little Torch Key, Florida;

Paradise Salad with Grilled Chicken and Passion Fruit Vinaigrette—Spa Gregorie’s Day Spa & Salon, Del Mar, California; and

Exotic Martini—See this recipe from Pastry Chef Nathaniel Reid, St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, California.

In the spa

The merits of the passion fruit in skin care and wellness don’t stop at its aromatherapeutic benefits. The crushed passion fruit seeds often are used as an exfoliator, helping to cleanse and smooth skin, and beyond that, the seeds have also shown evidence of improving skin health by inhibiting melanogenesis in melanoma cells.3