Dragonfruit Delivery or Pickup
The Instacart guide to dragonfruit products
A visually stunning piece of fruit, the dragonfruit is actually a type of cactus that originated in Mexico. Still popular in Latin American and Southeast Asia, dragonfruit might appear intimidating with its prickly bright skin and green scales, but they're relatively easy to prepare. They weigh about 8 to 12 ounces and are about 4 to 6 inches long. The fruit gets its name from its appearance since its pointy scales are reminiscent of a dragon. You might also find it listed as pitahaya, pitaya, dragon pearl fruit, and strawberry pear.
Its sweet taste is similar to that of other tropical fruit, and many people say the taste is like a combination of watermelon, kiwi, and pear. The creamy texture is reminiscent of kiwi, especially with the smallish seeds.