This bizarre and beautiful looking cactus fruit is packed with antioxidants and tons of vitamin C to boost your immune system and keep you healthier longer! Also known as pitaya, dragon fruit is grown in the United States in Hawaii, California, and Florida and is believed to be native to Central and South America. Its high fiber content means it's excellent for digestion and also helps maintain blood sugar levels in diabetics. Sweet and tart, you can eat it like a kiwi, cutting it in half and spooning out the inner flesh, or simply cut it in horizontal quarters and peel off the rind.
Dragon fruits are often found in Asian markets. Look for bright, even-colored skin. There should be a little give, similar to that of a ripe kiwi. If the flesh is firm, it will take a few days to ripen.