Meet the Fruit That Doesn't Bite, Dragon Fruit | #CoquiEats
What fruit is red and green on the outside and has small, black, edible seeds? No, it isn’t a strawberry, it’s Dragon Fruit! This week on #CoquiEats, I’ll be introducing you to this exotic fruit.
Native to Central and South America, Dragon Fruit is unlike any other fruit in appearance or taste. Produced by fruit-bearing cacti, some Dragon Fruits are yellow, but the most common type has bright, red skin, with green spikes or scales that resembles a dragon’s back. Have no fear though, this fruit does not bite, and its spikes or scales are soft to the touch!
Dragon Fruit also has a unique flavor. If you’re a fan of kiwis and pears, then you’ll love the taste of Dragon Fruit — and if you haven’t tried either, don’t worry, there’s always a first time for everything. This slightly sweet taste combined with a crunchy texture separates Dragon Fruit from the rest. Taste test Dragon Fruit with me! Be adventurous! Stop by your local supermarket and grab up Dragon Fruit!
Dragon Fruit Fun Facts
Great source of Vitamin C
Dragon Fruit is also known as Pitaya
It is also popular in Asian countries such as Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia