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Dragon Fruits, white pitaya, 2 Piece, grow on long, thin, vining cactuses that are often seen growing up trees, fences, or walls. On the outside, Dragon fruits look almost identical to the red-fleshed variety. The brightly colored oblong fruits are about 10 centimeters in length and can weigh up to 500 gr. They have pink to magenta-colored skin that has the appearance of succulent, fleshy scales overlapping. The skin is thin, with an average thickness of only 3 millimeters, so the flesh to rind ratio is high. The pulp has the texture of kiwi fruit, with small, black edible seeds throughout. Dragon fruit is sweet and has mild acidity.
Dragon Fruits, white pitaya, 2 Piece are often eaten raw, scooped with a spoon directly from the rind. Many prefer to refrigerate the fruits prior to eating, to chill the pulp within. Slice the fruit lengthwise or in half to expose the seeded flesh. The pulp can be added to smoothies or used to make sorbet and other desserts. Remove the flesh with a melon-baller and add to green or fruit salads for a topical addition.
Store the dragon fruit in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Dragon fruit stores best at temperatures between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Store refrigerated fruit for up to three months. Scoop the pulp from the skin with a spoon once the dragon fruit has been cut.
Tropical Fruit Salad
1/2 dragon fruit
1 tbsp lime or lemon juice