Trick or Treat!
I was so lucky to find this DRAGON FRUIT at my local grocery store. Most average grocery stores in Nashville have limited produce, and it is hard to find anything different from apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, onions, potatoes, lettuce and other boring salad stuff, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, and few other standards. Even the Wild Oats is limited, and does not carry "exotic" fruit. To find any veggie or friut that is interesting, and not a typical for the USA, my local Harris Teeter Grocery Store seems to come through for me. Harris Teeter is only in a few southern states (MD, VA, GA, SC, NC and TN), yet it seems as though my local Harris Teeter in Nashville does a great job in getting a great variety of fresh produce.
Here is my Dragon Fruit, and it cost me $4.99 plus tax for a total of $5.40. Yup, I paid that much for a fruit the size of fist. I took it home, looked at it for days on my counter. I just am amazed at the vibrant pink color. This fruit I brought home is not as fresh as the ones I saw in New York, but beggers cannot be choosers. I took this fruit home and hugged it! I was so excited to finally taste this pretty in pink fruit!
I sliced it open and saw a lovely white fruit with little specks of black seeds all in it. The white and black colors were such a nice contrast to the pink skin. I could not wait to taste the fruit, so I grabbed a spoon, and I was going to just dig in like one would do with a cup of ice cream.
The texture of the black seeds is like the seeds of a strawberry, and the texture of the white fruit is like a denser watermelon. There is some liquid in the fruit like a watermelon but not as juicy as a watermelon, so there was nice slicing -slushy sound when my spoon scooped out a bite of the fruit. The tiny black seeds made a nice crispy sound in my ears as I chewed the fruit. The flavor was not too sweet with a jicama flavor, and the quality of the fruit is very refreshing. I was able to eat every last bit of the white fruit down to the pink rind, unlike a cantelope that has a green layer between the orange flesh and the tough rind that you don't want to eat.
I am going right by the Harris Teeter today, so do I dare spend another $5.40 on a single fruit, or do I go and buy 6 apples for the same price and have a piece of fruit for nearly every day of the week? Oh, I had just an enjoyable and luxurious experience eating my pretty in pink fruit. Do I dare spend again?