Do you think that the Pitaya is a strange fruit for you?

Pitaya - A fruit called Pitaya.
@youless (87106)
Guangzhou, China
August 30, 2011 4:11am CST
Pitaya is a common fruit here. I guess maybe they are imported. However, one day a frined who is from UK asked me whether this fruit is eatable or not. He has never seen such kind of fruit. And he even thinks that this fruit comes from Mars I tell him that this fruit is not poisonous and it is no problem to eat it at all. I am not sure sure as it seems that he still have doubhts.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Aug 11
I have never seen this fruit before. I think it looks like a radish which is a vegetable we have here that is very spicy flavored. I have heard of the Pitaya as a Dragon Fruit but never pitaya. It does look alittle strange. I would wonder what vitamins and minerals it has in it.
@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 11
The fruit is called Dragon Fruit here.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Aug 11
I have heard of 'Dragon Fruit' but not of Pitaya. What does it taste like?
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 11
I looked up the word "pitaya" online and it means Dragon fruit.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 11
Dragon fruits are very common in our market but compared to other local fruits they are quite expensive. I have tasted it but it is not in my favorite list of fruits I like.
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
This fruit is not expensive here.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 11
Zandi, you should taste the red fruit ones. They tastes nicer and very sweet as compared to the white ones. It tastes delicious when we eat with ice-cream...
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 11
@myfb I think there are few varieties but have only tasted the white ones. Is it cheap there over your place. Should try the red ones next time.
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 11
Oh, so the other name of that fruit is "Pitaya"? In Indonesia, it is known as "Buah Naga" - "Dragon Fruit". And actually it wasn't so well-known in past time. I just realize this fruit in last 1-2 years, I think somehow it is related with the new trade agreement between Indonesia and China Maybe because now it is easier to import this fruit to Indonesia . Well, I don't frequently eat it, but I know it is safe to eat "Pitaya".
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Sep 11
Pitaya is the word I found via the net.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 11
Yeah, Now I noticed it too, via Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitaya But still, it commonly known as "Dragon Fruit" Do you know where in the world that the name of "Pitaya" is more popular than "Dragon Fruit"? In China, what's the name of this fruit?
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@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
30 Aug 11
Hello Dear Youless! Pitaya is a strange fruit for me as I have never seen it before! But having gathered information about it on the net, I came to know that it is also known as Dragon Fruit and it is a fruit grown on a Cactus! I came to know about the fruit that it tastes bland and it is with seeds which are to be chewed with the flesh in order to digest!!!! But then India we have wild cactus which bears fruits which become dark reddish in color and they too do have seeds in them ! they have spines on them! Before consuming this fruit these spines are to be rubbed on the surface of grass and then the fruit can be eaten ! I really don't know how popular is this fruit in the country , but it was popular in our village and I had it when I went to my village on my vacation when I was a child and i enjoyed the taste of the fruit! We used to discard the seeds! The rich color of the fruit leaves our mouth cavities colored with brilliant red color!!!! I think since both the above fruits are coming from similar types of plants the taste of the both these fruits must be same or similar! The fruit used to have very slight sweetness with lot of fleshy part in it and would sufficient to quench the thirst! The taste is of its own kind and hard to explain! Thanks for the discussion!!!!
@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 11
This fruit is not my favorite type, but my friends ever ate it everyday as lunch since she wanted to keep fit
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
31 Aug 11
In India the fruit about which I was talking is not sod in he market! It is the people in village they get this fruit from the dense bushes of cactus and they have it as explained by me in my posting! This fruit is just eaten for a change only as it doesn't have any unforgettable or pleasant taste or aroma! Thanks !!!!
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
hello, it is not as popular as what others are saying. in fact, i have seen the fruit only in pictures. i am fond of going to fruit stands in my city but this fruit is not seen. i hope i get to taste it one day. ann
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
If you come to some Asian countries, you will find this fruit is common.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
really i wish i could visit some places. it will be a dream come true.
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
30 Aug 11
Friend pleas tell me actual whats the meaning of Pitaya and its available in India or not...
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• India
30 Aug 11
Thanks friend for explaining all nice information abut pitaya.
@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
We call it Fire Dragon Fruit here, but I just guess Pitaya maybe its English word.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 11
I thought that fruit is called dragon fruit. I know that fruit, it's very mention of vitamin C, as in it is richer in vitamin C than a lemon. The first time I saw that food I was actually intrigued especially when I found out that is a fruit of a cactus. My sisters to think that it looks like a space alien too. The moment I found out it's a cactus fruit, I'd tried it right away. I guess I have a high curiosity when it comes to food. I have an open mind when it comes to food unless its fish simmered in vinegar. I don't know I can't stand fish simmered in vinegar.
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
Here we also call it Fire Dragon Fruit. My friend told me if you wanted to lose weight, you shall eat it as the meal
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Sep 11
I just found out its easy to grow in tropical environment and its low maintenance because it doesn't require watering, since its a cactus.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
8 Sep 11
Hi, youless. I have never seen a fruit like this before. I however, believe that I have heard of Pitaya before though. I really wonder how does this fruit tastes.
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Sep 11
It is a sweet fruit anyway.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
31 Aug 11
I can't say that I have ever tried one before. I would though. I am a huge fan of fruit. I will have to look for it...I'm not even sure if it is available here.
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Sep 11
Perhaps you will like it
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
30 Aug 11
In my area here, this fruit is called Dragon fruit. It is quite easy to plant this fruit in my area here. In fact, i had seen a few of my neighbors had planted them in their garden. It seems quite easy to grow in my area here. Although it is not one of my favorite fruits, but i do give it a try. It remembered that it tastes very delicious when we eat them with ice-cream. The price of this fruit seems quite expensive in my area here, because not many people interested to plant it yet...
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Aug 11
Here this fruit is not expensive. But I am not very interested in because I think it is not so juicy.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
at first i dont know what a pitaya is, but i searched it and found out that you were referring with dragon fruit. it is also popular here in the Philippines but i dont eat too much fruit. a friend gave this fruit to my wife once, but my wife only eat a piece. she is more with sour fruits that she says gives her vitamins c which is correct. and she also buys refreshing fruits like yellow mango, watermelon, cantalope and papaya. comes from mars? har har har... my first impression with this fruit is it loooks like the plant that eats people the one you see in the forest.
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
I don't really like to eat this fruit since it is not so juicy.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
30 Aug 11
youless, I first ate this fruit when I visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and I have to say that I never found it to be in my list of favorites. For one, I just find the taste a little like grass even when it is sweet. I believe in most parts of Asia, Pitaya is also known as Dragon Fruit and I find this fruit very refreshing during hot and humid weather. I have an office staff who would mix the fruit in a glass of iced 7-Up/Sprite which is really quite refreshing. I recommend that you give it a try.
@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
You are right. We call it Fire Dragon Fruit. Lately I read a post online and says this is a very healthy fruit.
• Philippines
30 Aug 11
I guess you're talking about the "Dragon fuit", that is how we call it here in the Philippines. It was a bit odd when I first saw this kind because I've never seen one of this kind before as it is not common to the vast majority of our country, and we hardly don't see this being sold in the market and if you're able to find one, the price is too expensive. this fruit has a bit fleshy kind of texture and it's watery.They say it's rich in fiber and potassium. Hope to taste it again soon.
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
You are right. We also call it Fire Dragon Fruit here. But I wonder whether it is a formal term, this is why I looked up the English word online.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
30 Aug 11
Honestly,Pitaya is just ok for me,i do not have a passion about it,but anyway,the taste is ok though it may looks different than other fruits.For some people whose ares do not produce such kind of fruit,it is normal for them to doubt whether it is eatable.lol
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@youless (87106)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 11
I am not so keen on pitaya because I like the fruit which is sweet and juicy. Pitaya is not so juicy.