Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit which typically has either bright pink or yellowish skin and has an inner flesh that is either bright pink or white with speckled dotted black seeds.
Why is it called Dragon Fruit?
Dragon fruit gets its name from it's shape and appearance due to the pointy scales and spikes resembling that of a dragon.
This is what it looks like
and this is it cut open, as you can see this is one with white flesh.
Where does Dragon Fruit Originate?
It originates from central and South America, but can also be found grown in other parts of the world such as South East Asia and Australia. It has become mu
Other names for Dragon Fruit
Other names you may see used for for dragon fruit are Pitaya.
Where can you buy Dragon Fruit?
It is typically available all over the world now due to it's ever growing popularity. Check out local Asian supermarkets and larger grocery stores.
How to prepare Dragon Fruit
To prepare, you just place on a cutting board, and using a sharp knife, cut it in half lengthways, until you have this:
Then using a spoon, just scrape out all the white/seeded flesh into a bowl
and then you can dig in and ENJOY!!
What does Dragon Fruit Taste Like?
The taste is quite similar to a kiwi, but it isn't as sharp, has more of a melony taste I would say.
What recipes can you use Dragon Fruit in?
Typically it is eaten just as a fruit raw, as above, but it can also be added to smoothies, paired with other fruits in a fruit salad or even a savoury salad or served with fish.
Why not grab one next time you spot one at the grocery store and give it a try.
Mari Buckley says
They had dragon fruit for sale in the supermarket the other day - I was going to try one but I thought - what the h*ll do I do with it?!!! Now I've read this I'm going to try one...... 🙂