Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dragon Fruit

Have you tasted a dragon fruit? If you haven't tasted it yet, then you should.

I was really wondering what the fruit taste like. Until yesterday I finally was able to satisfy my curiosity when I saw and bought this pinkish fruit at Robinson's Supermarket in Cagayan de Oro City.

The fruit has overlapping scale in bright pink color, has light sweet taste that can be compared to pears or watermelon.

Pittaya or commonly know as the "dragon fruit" is one of the most nutritious exotic fruit. This pinkish fruit is full packed with vitamins and minerals, rich in fiber and is believe to prevent cancer.

Accordingly, pittaya has a at least 1 foot long yellow bell like flower, very fragrant that usually flowers at night, thus pollination takes place during night time.

Hopefully by next year, if we'll be able to build our own home at Cagayan de Oro City, I want to plant dragon fruits in our backyard.