Sunday, 26 April 2009
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?
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.