Pitaya

Pitaya

Pitaya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

welcome back to findin’ fridays, where I introduce something new to us (not necessarily so to you: yumvee, folks).  K & I have picked kerala, chayote, and now pitaya.  I had no idea that “dragon fruit” was a cactus fruit… I figured it was related to kiwi because that’s kind of what it looks like inside!  there ya go, don’t let any of my taxonomy instructors from uni read that.

not really knowing what else to do with it, we’ve just peeled it & eaten the inner pulp.  check out this Pinterest board devoted to pitaya!  our grocery has run hot & cold on providing reasonable specimens; lately they’ve been great.  but look at the varieties you can get where these babies originate (Caribbean, Central America, South America, Mexico, although now grown in Asia):

Pitaya

Pitaya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One and a half yellow pitayas, showing the blu...

Picture taken by Fibonacci. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pitayas I

Pitayas I (Photo credit: Sam Blackman)

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