Dragon Fruit

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  1. stxrus

    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    I must say I know very little about this fruit. My first introduction to it was last night at dinner. Fresh (caught yesterday morning) grilled yellow fin tuna, grilled asparagus, wasabi mashed potatoes, and a dragon fruit glaze. Definitely the best meal we’ve had this year

    Has anybody here had experience with dragon fruit?
     
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    I played a guitar festival in Cartagena Colombia a couple of years back, and the fabulous hotel I stayed in had a breakfast bar every morning, and it was always full of tropical fruit. Pineapples, mangoes, kiwi, Papayas and Dragon Fruit. It was unbelievable. I fell in love with the dragon fruit, ate copious amounts daily. The dragon fruit I get gere in the states doesn't even begin to compare.
     
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    we sell them at our store they look like little red pinapples and taste like KIWI fruit

    glad tou had a great dinner sound delicious

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    That is generally true with most produce. Vine ripened fresh is sooooooo different from anything else. Even if you pick it ripe yourself and let it sit for a day, it loses something. Grocery store produce is so disappointing. Even leafy greens lose flavor if they sit for a while :(

    But who are we to complain, as we sit in a lifestyle of ease and eat relatively inexpensive food. Our ancestors had to work all day every day to tuck away enough to survive the winter.
     
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    Dragon fruit is sooooooo delicious! Maybe my favorite one.
     
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    I had some when visiting Mexico last year. All the fruit there was way better than anything you can get here in the US.
     
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    The search is on to find it locally. Talked to the owner and know where to look for it.
    I may try growing a couple in pots
     
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    I'm originally from Nicaragua (south of Mexico, north of South America), and there's a bunch of it down there. There, it's called pitaya, and is actually dark pink in the middle, not the white variety shown above. But it's a great fruit, always liked it.
     
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    Did you say "wasabi"?

     
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    When we visited Hainan last winter we found dragon fruit at the local markets
    It was the red in the center and delicious
    It’s available at our local Asian grocery store but not quite as good and a lot more expensive
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    That is the perfect response to a first taste of wasabi .... help! ...
     
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    That is priceless
    That made my day
     
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