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The Dragon Fruit
Member Name: spam330
Advantages: Tastes nice, a bit different
Disadvantages: Looks odd, Too expensive
The Dragon Fruit
When doing my shopping I like to try and buy new products for my daughter to taste. Whilst in Lidl about a year ago I stumbled across something very different looking, a bright pink round thing called a dragon fruit. Curious I purchased one and it cost me £1.49. It looks unlike any fruit I have ever seen before. It is bright pink with a sort of pineapple looking skin.
The inside of the fruit is completely different to the outside and has a white flesh totally speckled with black seeds. It is a bit of a freaky looking fruit and I expected it to tastes like a dandelion but it was actually ok. For me is tasted kind of sweet and creamy, like a cross between a kiwi and an avocado. I enjoyed eating it but not so much that I have bought another. I have not seen any since and can only assume they are quite difficult to find.
There are there three types of dragon fruit-
Hylocereus undatus- which is the one I had, pink skin and white flesh
Hylocereus polyrhizus- which has pink skin but with red flesh
Selenicereus megalanthus- yellow skin with white flesh
The fruit grows on a cactus and generally grows in countries such as Mexico, America, South East Asia and Vietnam
The dragon fruit is low in calories and fat and high in Vitamin C and antioxidants
This was a pleasant fruit but I was not over fussed. I think the appearance put me off. I would not go out of my way to buy again. Also quite pricey
Summary: Bit stange for me