Known for its vibrant look, this fruit is an eye catcher. Legend has it, otherworldly beings left behind dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, as a gift for us mere mortals. Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit in the cactus family. There are a myriad of varietals that differ in shape, size, colors, and flavor profiles. We carry white and red flesh with skin that is dark pinkish-red and yellow colored. The white flesh is mild while the yellow skin and red flesh varietals are sweeter—all deliciously refreshing. If there’s anything we can compare the texture to, it would be a kiwi. Take one bite of this glorious fruit and you’ll be hooked on a peeling.
J&C Enterprises, Inc. carries white dragon fruit, red dragon fruit, and yellow dragon fruit varietals.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the dragon fruit in half lengthwise.
- Scoop out the fruit with a spoon or cut it into cubes by cutting vertical and horizontal lines into the pulp without cutting into the peel.
- Push on the back of the skin to expose the cubes and remove them with a spoon or your fingers.
- Enjoy with salads, smoothies, yogurts, or simply on its own.
Dragon fruit can be kept on your counter for a 2-3 days and up to 2 weeks in your fridge within a sealed container or bag.
J&C Tropicals grows red flesh and white flesh dragon fruit with local farmers in the Redlands, an agricultural region within South Florida, and also grows and sources from Ecuador. Yellow dragon fruit is sourced from Ecuador.
- Rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin
- Good source of fiber
- Contains prebiotics, which are foods that feed the healthy bacteria called probiotics in your gut
- Known to support your immune system
Good Source of Fiber
Dragon Fruits is high in Vitamin C, contains manganese, and is a good source of fiber
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