While grocery shopping in Florida today, I stumbled upon a basket of dragon fruit. A sight never seen in New York, or Maryland even since they are native to South America. So, naturally I bought one. I plan on making a dragon fruit granita out of it to help combat the Florida heat.
|Me Reminding You to Eat Local|
|Plethora of Dragon Fruit|
Like a kiwi, the interior is speckled with edible seeds, and the flesh must be removed from the inedible skin.
The easiest way to tackle this seemingly intimidating fruit is simple:
Slice the fruit in half, lengthwise and then scoop the fruit out of the skin with a tablespoon.
|Sorry that the picture is small, I was having problems with the sizing, but if you click on it, it will enlarge.|
Dragon fruits are a great source of fiber, vitamin c, and calcium. And since it is mostly water, it is easily turned into a variety of mixed drinks, sorbets or simply eaten as is on a hot summer day.
Sounds like the perfect mid summer snack, if you ask me.