Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dried Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

For a long time I've wanted to try Dragon Fruit - but I've never seen it in a store.

The pictures I've seen of it are absolutely beautiful!

We finally got a (slight) taste of Dragon Fruit recently. Trader Joe's sold a little bag of DRIED Dragon Fruit for $2.00.

I imagine the fresh fruit is much tastier - the dried fruit was almost totally tasteless...a smattering of sweetness and not much else. There are A LOT of seeds. Check out this site for some photos of this beautiful fruit.

It does remind me of a prickly pear (or what a prickly pear would be like minus the juice)...the brilliant purple/red color and lots of seeds make it similar.

The boy disliked it, the girl loved it - and I thought it was mediocre.

I'm still hoping to come across a fresh Dragon Fruit.


Jennifer said...

That stuff looks cool. I bet a more creative person than I could make some cool decorations or centerpieces from this stuff.

CanadianGrandma said...

This is the first time that I have heard of Dragon Fruit! Even at my age you can learn something new!

Kim Oberbrunner said...

Hi! I've wanted to write you for a long time :) It has been wonderful to keep up with your family through your blog. Reading your blog is like my version of "reality T.V." here in Thailand! I also really enjoy it whenever I see you guys trying different foods from Thailand. You would think that a fruit with such a unique name and hot pink color would taste pretty exotic. But sorry to disappoint, dragon fruit is pretty tasteless. However, if you get a cold one out of the fridge, it is very refeshing especially on days like this when it is 97 degrees in the house !

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