Dragon Fruit

Juicy, mildly sweet, and similar to kiwifruit

Dragon fruit sprouts from a cactus plant that blooms at night, under a full moon. At about 90 percent water, it’s a hydrating source of Vitamin C and antioxidants.

Taste: The flesh is juicy, mildly sweet, and loaded with little black seeds, similar to those in kiwifruit.

How to eat: Slice width in half, so you have two “bowls” and scoop flesh with a spoon. The skin is very tannic and not tasty.

Selecting: Choose fuchsia-colored, semi-glossy skin with green leaves. Brown tips signal overripe fruit, and a hard stem-end means it’s old.

Storing: Keep refrigerated.

Season: Late July into October.