pink exotic fruit
so strange. Where did you come from?
photo and haiku by M. Nakazato LaFreniere, all rights reserved
I thought dragon fruit came from Asia. Turns out it’s a cactus fruit. Sure it’s a strange climbing cactus but it’s still a cactus. So that means it originated from the Americas but no one knows from where for sure. Experts think it might be a hybrid but agree all cactus plants had to come originally from the Americas.
I saw it at the grocery store. My hands itched to buy that pink but I wasn’t sure how to eat it. Turns out I had read about it a month ago in My Slice of Mexico on her cactus fruit feature — I forgot because I remembered something with a P (I’ve a notoriously bad memory) which has nothing to do with this D fruit. She said you slice it and then eat it raw. Next time I go to Sprouts, I’m buying it.
My pic is also up on instagram if you’re into that.
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