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Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is an exotic cactus fruit.  It has a wild looking exterior with a rather bland taste.  The taste is described as being very bland like a melon or a kiwi with a mild sweetness.  White creamy flesh interior with small black seeds throughout (edible seeds), often described as a “super fruit” due to its high levels of antioxidants.
 
 
Growing Area
Originally from Central America, now grown in Southern California and in Florida.
 
Handling and Storage
They should be full-colored and free of moldy spots.  Sold fresh they should be stored in the refrigerator, unwashed, for up to five days.  Serve chilled.
 
Varieties  
Sour Pitayas; White Fleshed; Red Fleshed; Yellow Fleshed.
 
Common Names 
Pitaya; Fire Dragon Fruit; Green Dragaon Fruit; Dragon Crystal; Strawberry Pear
 
Availability
Limited availability as it does not grow well in winter cold or summer heat.




NUTRITIONAL DATA

Dragon Fruit Nutritional Data

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