Thursday, July 18, 2013

How To Eat A Dragon Fruit

Have you ever seen a dragon fruit?  They're beautiful, but completely crazy looking.  I've been interested in them for a while, but I finally bought one this week.

Dragon Fruit

I wasn't sure where to even begin with this fruit, so I looked up a tutorial on the internet.  It's actually pretty simple.  You cut the whole thing in half from top to bottom, and then cut it again, making long thin quarters.  The flesh is white with little black seeds all through it, similar in texture to a kiwi.

Then take each wedge and cut slices through the fruit, but don't cut into the peel.

Much like an avocado, you can then just scoop or peel it out of the skin.  Afterwards, be sure to trim off any pink parts that are left.  It's not healthy to eat to the peel.

Here's the bad news.  The flavor was pretty similar to green beans.  Not exactly the breakfast we were hoping for.  John looked it up later (after supplementing his breakfast with ice cream) and it turns out there are two types of dragon fruit.  The Asian kind is "sweet" (not that we thought so) while the kind that grows in Mexico and South American is sour.  I think ours would have tasted a lot better if it was sour.  Oh well, live and learn.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Wendy, this had me laughing so hard! Green beans.... what a disappointment. I especially loved the part about John supplementing his breakfast with ice cream!