My Dragon Fruit Beginning
One afternoon when I was at the market with my aunt and uncle looking for a snack, I spotted an odd looking fruit called the dragon fruit, which is also known as the pitahaya. I asked my aunt, “Do you know anything about this fruit?” She answered, “Yes, I have tried the white-fleshed dragon fruit before, and it’s sweet and delicious.” (Dragon fruit can have either white or red flesh.)
I asked if I could get the dragon fruit for a snack later on that night, and she said yes. I took the dragon fruit home and tried it, and I instantly fell in love with this delicious fruit.
Dragon Fruit Facts
The dragon fruit is part of the genus hylocereus, which only blooms at night. The dragon fruit is a kind of cactus eaten as fruit. Other names for this fruit are the strawberry pear and the nanettika fruit, but the name dragon fruit is commonly known in English.
The dragon fruit is originally native to Mexico, and from there it was transplanted to other areas around the world. It is thought that the Europeans introduced this fruit from the New World, but the Dutch introduced the dragon fruit to Taiwan.
What Dragon Fruit Tastes Like
To me, the dragon fruit actually tastes like a mix of pear, watermelon, strawberry, banana, and grape with the slightest hint of mango. I absolutely love dragon fruit and would marry it if I could. To show my affection for this delicious fruit, I have made a special Valentine’s Day drink. This beautiful drink is delicious and I hope you try it on Valentine’s Day morning! 🙂
Dragon Fruit Juice Recipe
Dragon fruit juice is delicious and healthy with only two ingredients. I hope you enjoy it and share this recipe with your Valentine’s Day sweetheart. 🙂
Dragon fruit, sliced and skin removed
Blend all ingredients together until you can feel the love! (Or just until smooth and creamy.)
If you want, you can stamp out a small heart from one of the dragon fruit slices and place it on the side of the glass for a pretty garnish.
The information about dragon fruit in this post was found on Wikipedia.