Alluring Dragon Fruit
Always on the lookout for enticing fruity finds, the dragon fruit caught my eye this week. I was in line for a bubble tea in Eden Center when I saw this bright round object resembling a pink spiky mango. Though the price tag for the one pound fruit was $8, I was willing to pay for the joys of discovering a new edible treat.
Thang loy, pitaya or strawberry pear, they come from Central and South America, along with Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and China.
Although the skin is shockingly hot pink, the meat inside looks like a grayish white kiwi. Less bitter than kiwi, it's a subtly sweet taste that the store-owner insisted was rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.
I cut it in half and ate one side straight-up with a spoon. The other side I cut into slices and layered in a mango, blueberry and peach fruit salad in place of my usual kiwi.
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