Dragon fruit is now a common display in fruit sections of supermarkets. I have read a lot about the nutritional value of this fruit which includes vitamin C, phosphorous, calcium, fiber and antioxidants but I haven’t tasted this fruit yet. Frankly, I don’t even know how to eat it.
Yesterday, finally I was able to buy one dragon fruit which cost 33 pesos. The fruit was already cut into two with the outer covering still on. I don’t know which part is edible but common sense dictates that the inside flesh is edible.
Dragon fruit is a little slimy. It is not so sweet … it tastes like water with a little sugar in it but it is soft to the bite and the small seeds are crunchy. I don’t find it delicious and it has an aftertaste but it is tolerable.
I made a smoothie with half of the dragon fruit, added yoghurt and honey … it was perfect although my kids won’t try it. I hope their taste buds mature soon and that they will be adventurous enough to try foods which are new to them.
|Dragon Fruit cut in half|
|Dragon fruit smoothie|