pink dragons

I consider the dragon fruit as the MUSE of all the exotic fruits that i know and tasted. Its pink fluorescent color is so vibrant and attractive. What makes this fruit unique is that it is actually a fruit of a specie of cactus plant. The fruit has soft leathery peel that is bright pink and is covered by scales or fins hence the name. The flesh is either deep magenta or white in color depending upon the variety, and the taste is similar to a pear or kiwi but with a mild and delicate taste that is delightfully refreshing. Personally, I prefer the deep magenta flesh because it is sweeter.

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How to eat a dragon fruit? Just slice the fruit (no worries, it will cut easily) and scoop out the flesh. Doesn’t want to use a spoon? No problem, cut it in quarters, peel back the skin (you’ll be surprised how easy you could peel off the skin) and bite into it. Don’t worry about the seeds, they are edible much like a kiwi fruit.

Today’s weather has been really crazy. One moment we experience a heavy downpour and the next moment sunshine. I am feeling so lazy and the kitties are too, preferring to take a nap than play. Anyway, here’s two of my best buds Tiger and Boots saying hi. “Hello WP friends.”

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the exotic Dragon Fruit

Have you ever heard about or seen a dragon fruit?  I’ve come to taste this fruit about 3 years ago.  It used to be so rare finding it at the grocery.  When i first saw it, even if it was so expensive way back then, i decided to buy some just to be able to experience tasting it.  The flesh of this fruit comes in two types, the white one and the red one or more like a deep fushia in color.  The flesh is sweet, succulent, resembling pear but softer and with lots and lots of tiny black seeds.   There is also the yellow skin variety but i still have yet to see one.  What is usually available at the grocery are those with pink skin (see photo).  Nowadays, it sells for about P162 (around $3.80) per kilo about 2 medium size ones.

I am actually snacking on this right now and here’s how it looks.

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Browsing on the internet, i found out that it has lots of vital nutrients which is suitable for all types of diets.   Furthermore, when eaten on a regular basis, it naturally reduces the weight considerably.  For more information about this wonderful exotic fruit, visit ALL ABOUT DRAGON FRUIT.