Dragon fruit is an eye-catching tropical delicacy that's bursting with flavor and nutrition. It's loaded with fiber, prebiotics, and antioxidants and is chock full of nutrients like iron and potassium. The mild-tasting nutritional treasure with black seeds is a must-have for any fruit salad or smoothie bowl. Its colorful exterior and white flesh look stunning as a garnish or addition to any drink. This unique fruit is very easy to cut up and prepare.
To make the process of cutting up a dragon fruit as quick and convenient as possible, first place it down on a flat surface (such as a cutting board) and slice it in half lengthwise with a sharp chef's knife. You can then either scoop out the flesh using a spoon or peel off the pink skins. Both methods are easy to do and will yield similar results.
It's a good idea to wear an apron while working with dragon fruit as the colored juices can stain clothes. Also, a large (8") chef's knife will be the best tool for this task as it will allow you to cut through the thick skin of the dragon fruit with ease.
There are a few different varieties of dragon fruit available, including Selenicereus Megalanthushas (yellow dragon fruit), Hylocereus Polyrhizus (red dragon fruit), and Pitaya (white dragon fruit). Each variety has its own unique texture and flavor. It's important to understand the difference between these three types so that you know how to prepare and enjoy them properly.