Dragon fruit, also known as a strawberry pear or pitaya, is typically grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America and Isreal. This sweet and crunchy tropical fruit is actually a cactus and considered by many a "superfood" due to the high levels of vitamin C present in the fruit. Most importantly, it's amazing tasting and versatile in a way that works just as well in salads as on pancakes or in smoothies.
Spoon or Slice Them
How to Store
Ripe fruit can sit on the counter for days without issue. To store longer, seal inside a plastic bag and put in the refrigerator. If you cut the fruit, you will need to refrigerate in a tight, sealed container. It should stay fresh for one to two days from that point.
Often known as "moonflower" or "lady of the night," the Dragon Fruit bloom for only one night each cycle. these beautiful, fragrant blooms can measure 30cm or more, and are pollinated at night by flying animals and insects, such as bats and moths that spread their seed.
Meet the Farm
Good Land Organics is an exotic fruit and coffee farm overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the foothills of Santa Barbara, California. This certified organic farm employs a layered agriculture system that utilizes crop diversity and maximizes the potential of its hilly terrain. It’s one of the many ways they practice sustainable growing and resilient agriculture.
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