A New Favorite Fruit? The Pryors Try Dragon Fruit
This is a basket my parents received as an apology from the hotel. Yes… they kept the cool basket too.[/caption] Not everyone tried it, and there was a mixed reception, but it turned into an essential part of every meal for my brother Nick, who simply loved the stuff. I find it delicious as well, and since we have fruit for dessert every meal here, it’s quite convenient that this country is one of the primary producers of this awesome fruit. Remember though that you don’t have to go off to an exotic country to get your hands on Dragon Fruit either. While you likely aren’t going to pick it up at a normal grocery store, you can usually find them in Asian grocery stores in a Chinatown or someplace similar around the country. When choosing a dragon fruit, look for a specimen with bright, evenly colored skin. If it has too many brown blotches, or if it has a dry, shriveled stem, it’s probably overripe. If the fruit is very firm, let it ripen a few days until the flesh gives slightly. [caption id="attachment_3895" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Took this photo while eating lunch at the hotel. So good![/caption] The fruit is also fairly simple to cut. simply slice it in half, crack it open, and that’s really all there is to it. The flesh inside can be white or red, depending on the variety. You can scoop out the flesh of the fruit with a spoon, removing it from the bright pink husk, which is not edible. Make sure you get all of the skin off the fruit before you eat it though. The skin should not be eaten.