Dragon Fruits at 168 Market - Very Inexpensive
- liu Jan 4, 2010 07:56 PM
This past weekend, 168 Market had a bin of dragon fruits for $1.99/lb.
They were ripe, but not mushy, and I purchased a pretty large one for just over $2.00. I have never seen them at this price.
However, I do not understand their appeal. They are a gorgeous red color. When cut, the red skin against the speckled white interior is breathtakingly beautiful...but they have very little flavor.
What am I missing?
Sgee, I think you are correct.
I have been to the tropics, and some of those fruits can not be duplicated here in the States.
For example, I have never found a plantain here in California to match those of my memory from Central America.
I wanted to blame the market, but I think certain fruits just don't import well.