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Name This Fruit

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by Eddie43, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Eddie43

    Eddie43 Premium Member

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    Walking around in the grocery store with my X100, I saw these strange, unlabeled fruit. At least I think they are fruit. Anyone know what they are?

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    That's pitaya or dragon fruit.
     
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    It's Vietnamese fruit, one of my all time favorite. It has mild sweet taste with black seed inside (kind of same structure as kiwi). Its Vietnamese name is "Thang Long". International name is known as Dragon fruit. Very easy to peel (by hand). Refrigerate it for half hour before serving.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Dragon fruit
    comes in 3 different colors that I know of the flesh inside. I do know the white ones are more tasty than the red as my sister inlaw owns a farm in Cebu.
     
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    Sold extensively in southeast China, or so I've noticed. Kind of bland but looks pretty with white fruit and small seeds. Goes well in a fruit salad. I'm not a big fan. Goes by Dragon Fruit here.
     
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    Dragon fruit - cut them open, they are extremely pretty inside!
     
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    I name that fruit ....Brian :)
     
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    You sound just like my husband !!
     
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    Well, it seems that the dragon fruit is self-pollinating, the yellow protrusions sticking out on the fruit being the male part, the other part is female. So, not sure about Brian..
     
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    Well, it could be Brian. You'll never know. With what's happening around the world now, it's not as easy to tell what is real & what is not. For instant, when I was in Thailand, there were many moments where "Brian" was actually "Becky" on the outside. ;)
     
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    Thanks barry S. A great name!
     
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    Very common in Thailand, this year the blood red inside are much better tasting
     

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