Dragon Fruit

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Dragon Fruit

Oval to oblong and up to four inches long, dragon fruit may be red, peach-colored or yellow. The fruit’s texture is similar to that of a kiwifruit with a spongy pulp colored white or sometimes pinkish red.  The seeds eaten together with the flesh have a nutty taste with a mild sweetness.

Names: Dragon Fruit, Pitaya, Strawberry pear, Thang loy.

Source: Florida

Handling: Press the flesh of the dragon fruit. If it has a little give, it is probably ripe. If it is too soft, that means it is overripe, and the texture will not be as good. If it is hard, give it a few days before you eat it. Avoid fruit that has dark blotches or bruises, brown dry spots, or dry spines. Using a sharp knife cut right through the middle, run a spoon along the edges of the skin and scoop the flesh out.

Varieties: Red flesh, white flesh


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.