I was astonished to see this strange looking fruit at our ghetto Save Easy the other day. I’d never tried Dragon Fruit but had seen it on occasion at different grocery stores and thought I would like to try it, even though I was more than a little bit afraid of it. It was also on sale from $6 down to $3.50 so I figured now was a good time as any to check it out.
So having no idea what it was going to look like, or taste like, I hesitantly cut into it…..
and was pretty surprised to find it white! Very pretty contrast if I do say so myself :)
I cubed it and brought it in my lunch to snack on. I found the texture very similar to kiwi, which is awesome because I’m 90% sure I’m allergic to kiwi (one too many itchy throat/tongue experiences to test my theory any further). It didn’t have an overpowering or super distinct taste which I found kind of strange. One of my students said after trying it “It’s gross, it taste like nothing”. I’m not quite sure how something can be gross if it tastes like “nothing” but that’s beside the point.
Fun Dragon Fruit facts:
- It’s also known as Pitaya.
- They are native to Central America & South America, but are found all over Asia, Australia and the Middle East. So basically everywhere.
- Low calorie count
- High vitamin C content
- ANTIOXIDANTS! YAY!
So eat one. Now.