Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Canada Trip - Day 7...Dragon Fruit

Our last full day in Canada was a day for packing up and staying close to home.

Early in the morning my dad and I got in a tennis game. My dad has played tennis for probably close to 30 yrs - but I had never had a chance as an adult, to play a game with him (b/c I had no interest in it up until very recently).

My youngest sister and niece came over in the morning to visit and the afternoon consisted of a nap.

I stopped by the local grocery store to pick up a few things and was pleasantly surprised to see some dragon fruit in the produce department. We tried some dried dragon fruit 5 months ago and found it to be pretty tasteless...

This single fruit was rather pricey at $4.99 but worth it to finally see what it tasted like.

The brilliant colored outer skin hides the black and white interior. The inside reminded me of a kiwi with many, many little black seeds - kind of like poppy seeds. Unfortunately the fruit was pretty tasteless just like the dried variety. While we (including my parents) had a little taste of it - the girl wanted to eat the remainder. It was very easy to scoop out - like a soft melon.

I have never come across a fresh dragon fruit in the USA and lo and behold I find one in a small town in Canada. The fruit was a product of Vietnam.


CanadianGrandma said...

Altho' the dragon fruit was rather tasteless, it would satisfy one's thirst if there was no water available. It is a pretty looking fruit!