Sunday, October 18, 2009

Entertaining - The Beautiful Dragon Fruit

This is a dragon fruit, and it is simply one of the most beautiful fruits around. Surprisingly, it comes from several species of cactus. Also known as the pitaya, it is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America; although, they are also cultivated in a number of Asian countries such as Taiwan, Thailand, and the Phillipines. Depending on the type, they can have either a sour or sweet, yet delicate, flavor. The texture is akin to that of a kiwi, and whichever variety you choose, their beauty and rarety make them a show-stopper. Here's how to serve:
First, cut the fruit in half.
Next scoop out the inside with a spoon (similar to an avacado)
Finally, chop the fruit into bite-sized pieces,
and replace in the halves for serving.


Yuki said...

It’s a fruit so it’s edible? I have never seen such thing in my entire life. I don’t think I can dare to eat it.

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laxcarrental said...

The fruit looks pretty on the outside but weird looking on the inside. I’m really curious of the taste.

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Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Ive never seen this fruit either. How does it taste? Is it sold in the states?

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Allen and Cheryl Mardis said...

Actually, there are a number of varieties, and they very slightly in taste... most have a sweet, delicate flavor. As for when/where to find it, it is very much a seasonal fruit, but can be found throughout the world (including the States); just inquire with your specialty grocer-although this year, we actually saw it pop up in a giant chain grocery!

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