Foodie Friday: Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit: tropical fruit with a scaly red exterior and white flesh inside

dragon fruit

I love the vibrant color of dragon fruit. It’s often a deep red, with scales that remind you of a dragon. Once you slice inside it, there’s a white flesh speckled with black seeds. Despite its showy nature, the actual fruit tastes very bland. It can be likened to a kiwi, with its similar look, but it’s not as sweet. It’s part of the cactus family and offers a boost of nutrients, including fiber, vitamin B, and vitamin C.

Fun fact: The plant only blooms at night and must be pollinated by moths and bats. 

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  1. It looks like a cookies-and-cream inside!

  2. Romelle Broas says

    I LOVE dragon fruit. The grocery store versions have a bland taste. My mom grows them in her yard in Hawaii and they are sweet (but not so sweet) and juicy! There are pink-flesh varieties that I find sweeter than the white colored flesh. Drooling right now. That is an interesting (little-known) fun fact you gave.When sliced, reminds me of the Kamaboko fish cakes.

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