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Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is native to Central America, where it was traditionally known as Pitaya. It grows on a variety of climbing cacti and most varieties have bright red skin with green scales, which is how it got its modern name. White-fleshed fruit is most common, though red-fleshed varieties are also available. All dragon fruit have tiny black seeds, similar to those found in kiwi fruit.

Ripe dragon fruit will keep on the counter for a few days. For longer storage, keep it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.