Dragon Fruit. Our latest adventure in trying some different fruits and vegetables and trying to expand our palates! We were shopping in Wegman’s and as I was looking for something new, Ethan found a dragon fruit. It was the only one left, and he was pretty excited about it, so I agreed. We had to Google dragon fruit when we got home to learn how to cut it. It was actually pretty easy… similar to a melon: cut in half and scoop out the flesh, a pretty white with black seeds. The Internet indicated it would take like a cross between a pear and a kiwi, and that was pretty much dead on. I think it would have been better if a little colder, but it was tasty. For the price, I’m not sure it’s something I would do on a regular basis. It was $5.99 per pound, and this one fruit was 1.25 pounds.
Dragon fruit is grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. It is low in calories and is very nutritious: vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. I’m glad we tried something new (especially Ethan)!
The other new thing I purchased was fennel. I have never personally worked with fennel, even though I have had some very tasty salads that included it. I’ll have to look for a new recipe now!