Pitaya A.K.A. Dragonfruit
Today I was in the market and came across an interesting looking fruit. At first glance what caught my attention was it’s bright pink color and it’s seemingly dangerous spikes. After cautiously picking it up, I read the label and it said this creature was a Dragonfruit. I was so happy to actually have a dragonfruit in my hand! I’ve had Sobe drinks that have Dragonfuit in them and loved them; now I have a chance to eat the real deal. So I grabbed it and headed to the counter. Now if you aren’t willing to spend $8 on a single piece of fruit just to explore, then I don’t recommend it to you. After getting it home I put it in the refrigerator to cool for awhile why I looked up the fruit’s history. For the most part it is found in southeast Asia and the Americas from Mexico down. It is from the cactus family and come in red and yellow varieties.
It is really easy to get this fruit ready to serve. Basically cut it in half, spoon out the halved portion, cut into cubes, and place back into peal. The peal makes a nice little serving bowl.