Friday, April 27, 2007
Life List Day 40 - Eat Dragon Fruit
I've seen these weird-looking fruits around - most recently, on a trip to Hawaii. Even though I was curious, I never tried one. Today, I made a trip to my local Asian market and bought one.
This is what dragon fruit looks like on the inside:
It tastes a bit like kiwi - mildly sweet with the crunchiness of the seeds. For me, that's a bigger treat than I would have expected: the one time I ate kiwi, I thought it was delicious. Then my throat swelled so badly I had one finger on the phone to dial 9-1-1 as I took Benadryl, hoping that would allow me to breathe. (It did.) It's my only allergy - kiwi - which, FYI, I'm told is related to a latex allergy. I'm delighted to say, I've had no other problems with latex, if you catch my drift.
Also, luckily, dragon fruit (also known as pitaya) didn't affect me that way.
I might try some other "weird" fruits - the uglier the better!