Monday, May 2, 2011


Yesterday, I went to the Asian market and picked up a dragonfruit. Why? Because it was pretty and I was curious. :P I sliced into it today, and I'd like to share my impressions with you here.

Texture: The flesh is firm, without too much juice. This is not a fruit where you're licking your fingers! The small black seeds are edible, and crunch between your teeth.

Taste: Not overly sweet. There's a hint of cucumber almost in there, or maybe a faint grassiness. However, there is some sweetness; this hits you first, followed by the "fresh" aftertaste.

Appearance: Absolutely GORGEOUS. The outside is bright fuschia, with the spikes shading from yellow to green. Inside, the flesh is light grey and opaque, dotted throughout with the tiny seeds.

And now, pictures!

The outside

Sliced open
Diced and ready for consumption in its own shell!