Pitaya / Dragon Fruit (火龍果/火龙果)
Phot credits: Richard of Forbidden Planet
|I picked up this fruit last week from Loblaws. Quite pricey at $6.99 each.|
It is obvious that it is a cactus fruit. I thought it would be similar to cactus pears (which I enjoy). Cactus pears for between $0.79 and $0.99 (when we were in Peru, we could buy them off the street 6 for 1 Sol, about $0.35, and the lady with calloused hands, would peel them for you)
|I started by cutting off the ends.|
|A beautiful white flesh with small seeds surrounded by a pretty purply-pink skin.|
|The flesh and seeds in side are very much like that of a Kiwi (except white instead of green). I was surprised since I was expecting lots of large seeds (like the cactus pear). It was fairly tasteless, though this is likely because the fruit was picked long before being fully ripe. I am sure if I ever go to Southeast Asia, I will discover it to be lightly sweet and probably even juicier.|
I am sure it is a good refreshment on a hot and sticky day.