What fresh produce has a hot pink and spiky skin bursting with white flesh full of seeds resembling those of a kiwi fruit? It’s grown in the Northern Territory, Australia and tastes like a mix of kiwi, pears and honey. Still can’t guess? It’s nicknamed the “strawberry pear” and known as pitaya in its native Mexico.
You got it! Dragon fruit. “A delicious, tangy summer fruit, rich in fibre and chock full of goodness, including high amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C,” says Marcus Karlsson who grows the fruit on his family’s Humpty Doo property about 30 kilometres south of Darwin. “It’s low in calories and is best eaten chilled. You just cut it, cube it — there’s no big stone inside — it’s all fruit.”Read more...