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Red Flesh Dragon Fruit, also known as Red Pitaya, is a variety of cactus fruit that is believed to have originated in Central and South America. It is now widely grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world.
The seasonality of Red Flesh Dragon Fruit varies depending on the location, so we source dragon fruit from multiple locations so it is available for our customers all year round.
When is it ripe?
This fruit will arrive ripe. Dragon fruits are ripe when the flesh is red in colour. They are underripe when they are green. They are non climacteric, this means they do not continue to ripen once they are picked off the tree.
Dragon Fruit can be stored at room temperature, but storing in a fridge can preserve it for up to two weeks.
Red dragon fruit is a versatile and delicious fruit that can be used in many different ways. It can be consumed fresh by simply cutting it in half and scooping out the flesh with a spoon. The fruit has a subtle sweetness and a watermelon like consistency holding plenty of fruit water which is great for hydration. It is a great snack or addition to your diet. Another way to enjoy red dragon fruit is by blending it with other fruits to make smoothies and juices. The bright red colour of the fruit will add a unique flavour and colour to your drinks. Additionally, it can also be used as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, and other desserts. The fruit can be pureed and used as a filling for cakes, tarts, and pastries, adding a burst of colour to any dessert plate.
Red Flesh Dragon Fruit is a good source of vitamin C, antioxidants, dietary fibre, and minerals like potassium, magnesium and phosphorus. Eating Red Flesh Dragon Fruit may also help with digestion, boost the immune system, and improve heart health. Additionally, Red Flesh Dragon Fruit is known for its unique texture and sweet and slightly tangy flavour, making it a favourite among tropical fruit lovers.