A wild-looking fruit with a unique light taste. Its bright red skin with leathery, greenish-yellow shoots, gives way to a creamy white inside dotted with edible black seeds.

Low in calories, dragon fruit is rich in protein, iron and fiber. This fruit also contains phytoalbumin antioxidants.

Weighing in between 1/2 to 2 pounds, it's almost all fruit. The red peel that looks like armor is only about 1/8" thick.

Dragon fruit are picked from a plant in the cactus family.


Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 fruit (100g)
Amount per serving
Calories: 60
Total fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 60mg
Total carbohydrates 9.0g
Dietary Fiber 1.0g
Sugars 2.0g
Protein: 2.0g
Iron: 1.44mg

Taste: Refreshingly light and sweet - a cross between kiwi and watermelon.
Selection: Look for even skin color and healthy yellow green leaves (brown tips are normal).
Ripeness: Dragon fruit is ready to eat when it gives to a gentle squeeze.
Prepare: You can peel the fruit or cut it in half across the middle and scoop out the white interior with a large spoon. Scrape off any part of the red peel remaining on the flesh. For easy chopping, chill at least 2 hours.
Ethylene Production and Sensitivity: Low
Shelf Life: Generally two weeks
Brooks Availability: June - December
Brooks Origin: Florida
Storage: Optimum temperature 50°F
Humidity: 85 to 90%
In-store Display: Display prominently for an attention-grabbing produce aisle. Do not mist.

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