• Bettina Applewhite

How to Prepare Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit can be an intimidating fruit because it looks unusual. The shell looks harder than it really is. Once you realize how easy it is to prep this fruit, it can be a fruit to grab every time it's available in the store. Dragon fruit can be found with a bright pink skin and either white or red flesh. There is also a variety of dragon fruit with a yellow skin and white flesh known as yellow dragon fruit.


This is a tropical fruit that can be found in many different parts of the world. It is native to Southern Mexico and Central America.


It has flavors that is close to a mix of kiwi fruit and pear. It's muy deliciouso!


Dragon fruit has a lot of nutritional benefits. It's low in calories with about 60 - 70 calories per half cup. It's high in fiber and is a decent source of iron and magnesium. It's also a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It's also lower in carbohydrates per serving than other tropical fruits like pineapples and mangos.


Dragon fruit also has natural prebiotics. Prebiotics are food for #probiotics in your gut. Prebiotics help your probiotics to grow in your intestines. No bad news there.


Let me show you how easy it is to prepare a dragon fruit.


To prep dragon fruit, place it on a flat surface so that it doesn't roll around.


Cut the fruit down the long center into 2 equal parts.

Run a spoon around the fruit to separate the bright pink skin from the white flesh. Run your spoon around the entire edge of the flesh to scoop it away from the skin. You can try to keep it all in one piece.


Dice the flesh into small cubes and put the flesh back into the pink skin for a beautiful presentation! Enjoy the fruits of your labor. Get it! Fruits of your labor! Ha Ha Ha

Discard the pink skin. Do not eat the skin. This isn't the type of fruit you can just take a bite into.


Now that you see how easy it is. The intimidation is gone. So pick up a dragon fruit every time you can.


Between the benefits and great flavors of dragon fruit, you can add this into your rotation of great snacks.

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