Monday, January 25, 2016

Red Dragon Fruit Chips

Red dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus), also known as pitaya (pitahaya) is an incredibly delicious tropical fruit. I find it to be more aromatic and slightly sweeter than the white flesh variety.


Dragon fruit is rich in:
  • vitamin C
  • B vitamins, especially B1
  • minerals, especially calcium, iron and phosphorus
  • fiber
  • polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially Omega-3 and Omega-6 present in seeds 
  • lycopene
  • anthocyanins.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 dragon fruit



Method: 
  • Wash and peel the dragon fruit. Note: the skin is rather thick and leathery. You will have to use sharp pairing knife. Cut off the top to expose the fruit flesh just a bit. Once you see the flesh you can easily peel the skin off as if you peeled an orange.
  • Cut  the dragon fruit into slices that are about 1/4 inch thick. 
  • Place the fruit slices on the dehydrator trays and dehydrate for about 12 hours at 112-115°F. 
  • When ready, enjoy in good company!  

To store, place the chips in an airtight jar. Keep in a dry and dark place.


Tip: You may want to sprinkle sliced fruit with a little pink Himalaya salt. Salt is known to enhance the taste.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2016

         
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