Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tasty As It Looks

One of my favorite exotic fruits is now all over the grocery stores and vendor stands. NOB it is known as Dragon Fruit. Down here, it is called Pitahya.

It's a gorgeous looking, if not slightly odd, fruit. Very picturesque too.





Once open, you discover all of these tiny seeds scattered around. Don't worry. There is no way you can pick them out and they are safe to eat anyway. Truly a fruit that tastes as good as it looks.

I know I have posted about this fruit before. But it is so good, it bears reminding people about it.

12 comments:

Jamqueen said...

That looks so interesting! I think I have said it before, but I've never seen up here in the stores. I'm always up for trying new foods!

Merida Mikey said...

You are absoulutely correct when you say this is a great fruit! When I previousoly lived in the country, I grew them and that was lots of fun in and of itself.

However, I take a small exception to your statement that the seeds are safe to eat. If you have diverticulitis or any other digestive or intestinal problem, stay away from this fruit! The seeds can cause havoc.

Bien Provecho to those that can!

Steve Cotton said...

I really need to find one of these and give it a try.

jeanie said...

Yummo! That looks great! Thanks for the reminder, I may have hesitated to indulge just in case it was that smelly thing Jonna posted about that took over her fridge.

1st Mate said...

Very pretty, too. I'm curious what it tastes like. I've never seen it anywhere on the West Coast of Mexico. Must be a Caribbean kinda thing.

Leslie Limon said...

I LOVE pitayas!!! Although, the ones found in Jalisco are very different on the outside, the inside is about the same texture. Pitayas here are bright red, pink, purple, orange and yellow. White pitayas a very rare!

Anonymous said...

Never tasted it or seen it here NOB. Looks like a kiwi on steroids. How do you eat it ? Just scoop it out ? Sweet or sour ? How do you know if they are ripe and ready for eating? Thanks for the "heads up" Will be looking for this and would love to try it.

SJK

MD in Texas said...

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lisa said...

Now that is weird looking, and I will take your word that it taste yummy!!

Mic said...

Believe I've seen these in the stores up here - ANC Int'l being the airline crossroad of the world, we get unusual fruits & veggies from everywhere - but haven't tried these.

Went looking for Jonna's post where she showed how to cut and eat these but couldn't find it.

So - how do you cut and eat these ???

Arizona Kelly said...

I've seen these for sale occassional in our grocery store but they never look nearly that nice. What does it taste like?

lagovistajenn said...

Yum!! One of my favorites! Beautiful pictures of this yummy fruit. A friend of mine just moved to Okinawa and she sent me a picture yesterday of her kids holding "dragon fruit"