The exotic dragon fruit grows on a cactus plant in subtropical areas of Asia. It has a dense white fruit with tiny black (edible) seeds speckled throughout and a magenta and green skin. It’s flesh is a delicious, mildly sweet flavour that is crunchy and can be scooped out using a melon ball scoop or cut into cubes or rounds. However the pink skin tastes bitter so you will want to avoid eating that part.
Dragon fruit are rich in antioxidants and B vitamins, Vitamin C and fatty acids: they give your immune system a boost, as well as your cardiovascular system.
There are so many ways to prepare and eat dragon fruit:
- Scoop out balls of fruit and serve them with yoghurt and muesli for breakfast – or just pile back in, using the skin as a bowl and eat it on it’s own.
- As an ingredient in smoothies
- Blend with coconut milk and pineapple pieces and freeze in ice block molds
- Make ice cream – blend with banana and freeze in a container.
Dragon fruit really is a treat and is definitely worth a try if you haven’t already.