Dragon Fruit, also called Pitaya, is indigenous to the Americas. Today the cactus vine is grown around the world in sub-tropical areas for its beautiful fruits. The fruit’s texture is often compared to the kiwifruit because of it’s small, black, crunchy seeds. The taste of dragon fruit is sometimes described as bland though it is refreshing and mildly sweet. It has versatile uses in deserts, smoothies, sorbets, salads and as a fresh fruit.
The fruit can be sliced lengthwise and the flesh scooped out or it can be quartered and the leathery skin can be peeled back. Eat only the flesh, not the peel which is bitter.