Dragonfruit Rrrrrrrrrrr

3 Mar

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Her bright pink skin is smooth and vibrant. Her delicate, vivid green petals adorn like jewelry. She has a mystique that’s second to none.

The New York Times calls this member of the cactus family a “fruit with a future” and Hollywood’s new “it girl.”

Her name: Dragonfruit.

This mysterious little gem has always called to me from the boxes at various international markets. For years, I have stared at her. Picked her up and investigated her, but always put her down.

Because of her price tag: a hefty $3.99/lb.

Finally, I could resist no longer…I just had to have one of these beautiful little fruit-creatures for myself!

They are the simplest fruit to eat. Simply cut them in half to reveal flesh that’s any color from white red to vibrant fuschia. Scoop out the refreshing fruit with a spoon.

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It’s sweet, mild, and juicy-crispy, with an added crunch-of-fun from the tiny black seeds. Touted by some as a superfood.

And Oh. So. Delicious.

If you only try one new fruit this year, PLEASE make it a dragonfruit. You won’t be disappointed.

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2 Responses to “Dragonfruit Rrrrrrrrrrr”

  1. Joy Freschly March 5, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    Check. Done. Thanks for letting me try yours. It was yummy.

    • lagraham82 March 6, 2013 at 12:49 am #

      No problem…glad you enjoyed it! 😀

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