The Forbidden Fruit
The forbidden fruit we always look at in the supermarket but choose to walk past because we have NO idea what this fruit even looks like from the inside is today’s latest post! Dragon fruits are full of Vitamin C and antioxidants as weird as it sounds. I know, you’re wondering how can this pink and white fruit be full of Vitamin C but it’s possible. Dragon fruits have zero complex carbohydrates, so foods can be more easily broken down in the body. The seeds of dragon fruits are high in polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) that reduce triglycerides and lower the risk of cardiovascular disorders. Let’s learn some more shall we?
How to Eat
It’s simple really … start by slicing the fruit lengthwise and either scoop out the flesh, or quarter it and peel back the leathery skin. Eat only the white part with seeds, removing any residual pink parts, which are bitter. The flavor is mildly sweet, like a blend of kiwis and pears. However, consume dragon fruit in moderation because it contains fructose, which may be harmful to your health in excessive amounts.
Tropical Fruit Bowl
Ever think about using the dragon fruit as a bowl itself? Who needs fine china and serving spoons? Let’s make things fun and get the whole family involved shall we? Simply cut the dragon fruit in half and fill the fruit with your ingredients! How fun!
- 1½ cups fresh papaya, cubed
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1 cup mango, cubed
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced or cut into quarters
- 1 cup dragon fruit