Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

December 8, 2021

Dragon fruit (Pitaya)

What: This spectacular looking pink tropical fruit is about the size of an elongated mango and is a variety of cactus. The flesh is white embedded with what look like poppy seeds.

Where: Grown in Mexico, Central America and in most temperate parts of Asia. Look for it in better grocery, many now stock it but you may have to ask. Chinese and Indonesian specialty shops often have it.

When: Throughout the year.

Why: Mild flavour somewhat like a watermelon or prickly pear. Use as a desert sliced in halves or quarters or as a spectacular looking addition to fruit and cheese plates.

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