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
- polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially Omega-3 and Omega-6 present in seeds
- 2 dragon fruit
- 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