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The mysterious dragonfruit

Postby ozchick » Tue, 12 Jan 2010 6:28 pm

I've tried googling but can't access info on how to choose a dragonfruit that's white inside rather than that deep red/purple colour.
Anyone know? I think they taste the same but the colour of the purple one spreads its colour through any fruit that's mixed with it.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:04 pm

The dragonfruit that have red flesh are also all red on the outside as well if I remember correctly. Only the white fleshed ones are green & red. At least that's the difference I've noticed when buying. I don't like the red fleshed ones as they are too messy and you are right, the red juice tends to dye everything it touches.

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Postby macaroonie » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 5:46 pm

I find the white ones are a bit longer with longer "spikes" too whereas the purple/red ones are more rounder and have shorter spikes. Usually the type of dragon fruit is labelled...? I much prefer the red/purple ones though i agree it can be disastrous on clothing

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Postby ozchick » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 8:26 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I don't like the red fleshed ones as they are too messy and you are right, the red juice tends to dye everything it touches.


I'm always right sms- but you know that don't you?! :wink:

Thanks sms and Macaroonie, gonna put my new "tutti-fruity" selection skills to the test! Thank you!
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 8:53 pm

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 14 Jan 2010 11:17 am

According to my local greengrocer/fruitseller it is difficult to tell them apart, but as they are different varieties the place you buy them from should know.

Very true . . . the red ones make a fruit salad Simply Red (and mushy)
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Postby mondaymorningquarterback » Thu, 14 Jan 2010 2:29 pm

I cant tell them apart. They usually come in white inside. They will label it when its red because its sort of a novelty here.


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