Is There Anything More Beautiful Than A Dragon Fruit?
To me, a Pitaya – also known as a Dragon Fruit – looks like a fruit worthy of the fanciest fruit salad. With a fluorescent magenta and green outer skin covering a slightly sweet juicy interior that tastes like a melon, the Dragon Fruit is both beautiful to look at and scrumptious to eat.
In fact, it’s so beautiful to look at, that I often use a few as a center piece on the table until ripe (note: as the fruit ripens, the pink color gets brighter and brighter). Then, I place the fruit in the refrigerator to chill for a few hours or overnight because the flavor is best when chilled.
To eat a Dragon Fruit, cut the fruit in half and serve in a bowl, using a spoon to eat the interior or cut the outer skin off leaving the white fruit speckled with tiny edible back seeds. Then slice the interior into bite-sized pieces and add to a bowl of fruits.
Nutritionally, Dragon Fruit is high in vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and fiber.