What does dragon fruit taste like?


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Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, tastes sweet and juicy with a flavor similar to kiwi, watermelon and pear. Its flesh is white with black seeds and is light-textured, similar to a melon. The rind is usually red, pink or purple with green scales that give the fruit its name.

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While the variety most commonly called dragon fruit has white flesh, there are two sub-species of dragon fruit that have either red flesh and a red rind or white flesh with a yellow rind. These species are less commonly sold in the United States, though they are popular in Asia.

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