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What else to do with Dragon fruit?

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GilloD Jul 26, 2007 01:40 PM

I nabbed a Dragon Fruit off the street today, got it home and found my new favorite fruit. What else can I do with a Dragon Fruit other than chow down on it? Any great recipes?

  1. vorpal Jul 29, 2007 05:26 AM

    Did you find it flavourful? I know a lot of people like it, and I'm wondering if I've just gotten very bad dragonfruit every time I've tried it in the past: I've always found it bland and rather unappealing, kind of like a very toned down and watery kiwi.

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      Salave Nov 28, 2010 08:33 AM

      I just recently purchased one and had the disappointing experience. It was nice and juicy, but it had no aroma whatsoever, and it tasted like water. I think they aren't ripening correctly or something.

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        tavegyl Nov 28, 2010 08:56 AM

        I find dragonfruit to be amongst the faster degrading fruits, so if they're not very fresh and ripe, they taste like water. Also, they have a very subtle flavour, a little melon-y, that builds as you eat them, rather than hitting you with your first bite.

        To be honest, I think dragonfruit is best eaten fresh, chilled, in large wedges, on its own. Maybe as a sorbet? I'd be interested if anyone has tried using them in recipes successfully.

      2. JoanN Jul 27, 2007 04:38 PM

        Here's a link to a Web site with a couple of recipes for dragon fruit.

        http://www.melissas.com/catalog/index...

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