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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Dragon Fruit

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I’ve seen the dragon fruit for a while in Tesco over here and because it’s incredibly expensive (€2.99 each!), I’ve restraint myself from buying it until now. Well, both BoyfriendLovlie and I were very eager to know what this magnificent fruit would taste like.

I googled a bit about dragon fruit before attempting to cut it. Almost all websites instructed to slice the fruit in half, scoop out the flesh then cut into pieces. The fruit is said to be sweet but that one tasted quite bland, very much like the cream you get from a very tender coconut. The seeds are like those of a kiwi. Well, we both liked it nevertheless. Maybe it wasn’t ripe yet?

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dragon fruit

On the nutritional value side, dragon fruit (also known as pitaberry) is a very rich source of vitamin C, low in calories and has high level of antioxidants. On the whole a good fruit to eat except for the price! If I had enough space I could try growing my own dragon fruit, although it needs tropical weather; the plant is of the cactus family.

Well, I might buy the dragon fruit again once in a while as I really enjoyed it as my Sunday morning breakfast in a fruit salad with some blueberry soy yogurt! Raw fruit breakfast are an excellent way to start the day I’ve found; I feel much more energized and less sluggish as opposed to having toast or even cereal.

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20 comments:

  1. How interesting!!! I wish I could find one around here.

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  2. I think I've tried them before, I must not of liked it that much that I can't remember! :) Haha!

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  3. Blueberry Alpro - I'm soooo jealous! If you have a Lidl near you in Dublin keep an eye out - I was buying dragon fruit there for 99p each last year instead of £1.99 at Tesco. They tasted doubly lovely for being half the price! I also find Lidl good for mangoes and watermelon when in season.

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  4. So interesting, I am just googling where I can find it in my town :)
    and the fruit salad looks so healthy!

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  5. Thanks for the introduction to this lovely fruit- will keep an eye out for it!

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  6. I've once tasted this fruit and it's actually quite sweet when ripe. Some people grow it in Mauritius but it's quite rare. Next time I have the opportunity of buying a dragonfruit, I'll try it in a fruit salad. :D

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  7. Each time I come here I start to feel HUNGRYYYYYY :D

    Never heard of this fruit but it look so Yummy.

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  8. My mom was checking this post too lol and I was told that it is called Pitaya in Mauritius. :D

    Infact this fruit is being sold at about Rs80 one in Mauritius. Its really rare.

    I need to taste this as soon as possible lol.

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  9. i've been looking for dragon fruit for a while now... i really want to try it!

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  10. I, too have been eyeing dragon fruit in the grocery store- I've been working my way through the tropical fruits and just haven't gotten to this one yet, but based on your review I think it will be my next!

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  11. i LOVE dragonfruit! its so pretty and delicious! but i've never seen it in california; i've only had it in asia

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  12. Ooohhhh dragon fruit. I've been looking for some because I really want to tell Guppy we're eating dragon fruit!

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  13. Sadly they're hideously expensive here too (about $5 each!) so I haven't tried one, but they always look so beautiful!

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  14. Sadly they're hideously expensive here too (about $5 each!) so I haven't tried one, but they always look so beautiful!

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  15. Your yogurt looks electric! What beautiful colors.

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  16. amazing! looks so good and thanks for nutritional info too. love raw superfoods :)

    Jason

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  17. hi, nice blog; my first time here. thanks for everything you share. in busy cities (like mine) on the market (I don't mean the supermarket, but the market where the farmers bring their product) you can buy these and other fruits and vegetables much cheaper. I am from the Netherlands and usually the Turkish people sell this. here in season these are 3 or 4 for 1 euro.

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  18. I like dragon fruits too.

    € 2.99? O_o That is so expensive! Over here, we can get one for € 0.44! Sometimes it's more ex but it's not as ex as over there! The fruit is not always overly sweet. It's in between.

    I didn't know that dragon fruits are also known as pitaberry :)

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  19. Gauri Radha गौरी राधा17 December 2010 18:54

    Never even heard of this fruit!! Looks very good though, especially with the vegan blueberry yogurt.

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