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In honor of the Lunar New Year, I decided to highlight a fruit of Asian “origin” (more like popularity if you want to get technical): the dragon fruit. I know what you are thinking, “But it’s not the year of the Dragon, it’s the year of the Goat/Sheep!.” I know! However the dragon fruit has so many wonderful things about it, I just could not pass up the opportunity to give this fruit its 5 minutes of fame.

Here are 5 facts about the Dragon Fruit:

1.  Dragon fruit originated from Central America and was exported to the Vietnam about 50 years ago. Vietnam is the now one of the main exporter of the fruit.

2. Dragon fruit is in the same plant family as a cactus! The outer skin is usually a deep and bright red, while the inside (called the flesh) is usually white and filled with a lot of tiny black seeds.

3. Dragon fruit is a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants.  They have fiber, calcium and even iron!

4. Dragon fruit are usually sold in Asian markets. They can be a bit pricey and usually are sold by the pound (in my neighborhood it usually runs anywhere between $4.99-$7.99/lb).When picking out a fruit somethings to consider are weight of the fruit and the feel of the skin. Pick a fruit that is soft but firm when gently squeezed (this is a way to tell if it is ripe and ready to eat. Since dragon fruit is sold by the pounds depending on how much money you have to spend you might not want to pick out the biggest or heaviest fruit.

5.  It has a sweet aroma and flavor. Its mouthfeel and flavor is similar to a kiwi. Nice and juicy! Yum!

How Does One Eat A Dragon Fruit???? 

IMG_2409 First, you should rinse the fruit with water. (If your fruit has a sticker like this one peel off the sticker before rinsing.)

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Second, with a knife make a small incision into the tip of the fruit. Then cut it in half.

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Then split it open in half, grab a spoon, scoop out the flesh, and enjoy!

Stay tuned for March’s Fruit of the Month!

Until then,

Salut!

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