Originally from Central America although it is widely available in Thailand, Vietnam and now grown in the Philippines. Dragon fruit is also known as”Pitahaya.’’ A firm and fuchsia coloured fruit with a thick skin covering that looks like a shiny rubber. It has a scaly leaves that looks like a dragon scales, this might be the reason why it was called a Dragon fruit because of its scales and the shape resembles the banana heart or blossom but, different in size, dragon fruit is quite smaller than the banana blossom. It has a light sweet taste which is perfect for dessert and a healthy snack.
One of my favorites when making Fresh fruit salad medley.With the presence of dragon fruit is suitable to all my fruit salad combinations.
These kind of fruit is always present and a good welcome replacement for Kiwis as it tastes refreshing especially when it is cold.
For my Summer fruit delights, I’ve made different assortment of fruits in season arranged on a big platter and some for my Fruit shells such as; Fruit boats and bowl.