Trying an exotic fruit carries the risk of over paying for something that you don’t like.
Luckily, that wasn’t the case with Dragon Fruit, although it was risky!
Having only seen the exotic fruit on Instagram, I really really wanted to give it a taste. The beauty of it alone was an experience I craved.
So when I was in Virginia and saw one on sale for 5 dollars, I didn’t hesitate to get it.
It’s pinkish red and and a little yellowish green. & about the size of a softball.
It felt ripe so I cut into it. It looked exactly as it should:
Having previous knowledge of the texture, I used a melon baller to scoop out the soft flesh.
And then, me and my son had a taste.
“It tastes like water!” He said.
I couldn’t disagree with him. The texture was very light and lightly sweetened. The small black seeds were close in texture to those found in kiwis.
He went back for more and so did I – until it was gone.
I don’t think I would eat a Dragon Fruit any other way. Not in a smoothie- raw is the way to go, I think. Mixed with anything else the flavor might get washed away. And now, typing this up, I wish I had more Dragon Fruit to eat!
There are other varieties of Dragon Fruit out there and I look forward to trying them 🙂