Dragonfruit

Uniquely beautiful, exceptionally nutritious.

 

Flavor profile and description

Dragonfruit (also known as pitaya or pitahaya) is a vibrant and exotic fruit in the cactus family. Under the colorful rind is a succulent white or bright red fruit containing tiny edible black seeds. Its subtle sweetness and slightly tart flavor is similar to that of a melon or a kiwi.

Preparation

For a simple, tasty treat, slice the fruit open and use a spoon to scoop out the sweet dragonfruit. Enjoy it plain and fresh, or add a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle of salt.

The juicy fruit blends perfectly with your favorite smoothie or cocktail, adds a subtle sweetness to your fruit salad and makes a unique garnish for any garden salad. Or, mix dragonfruit with cottage cheese and berries for a light, nutritious lunch.

For a stunning party dish, simply slice a dragonfruit in half and remove and cube the soft fruit. Return the fruit to the skin using the colorful rind as striking serving dish.

Selection and storage

Different varieties of dragonfruit will have pink, red or yellow skin with green-tipped scales. Look for bright, even-colored skin.

A perfectly ripe dragonfruit will feel slightly soft but firm. They can be kept fresh in a refrigerator for 2-3 weeks before losing quality. To ripen a dragonfruit, leave it on the counter for a few days. An over-ripe fruit will begin to develop dry or brown spots.

Nutritional benefits

High in antioxidants, calcium, vitamins B and C, iron, protein, and fiber; dragonfruit is as healthy as it is delicious. Much like other super foods, dragonfruit can:

  • Prevent cancer-causing free radicals
  • Improve digestion
  • Promote memory and eyesight
  • Strengthen bones and teeth
  • Lower levels of bad cholesterol
 

Packaging options

10 lb. box
 

Product availability

Our dragonfruit are available throughout the year.

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