How to Cut Tropical Dragon Fruit


The dragon fruit is native to Central and South America, but now grows in many other areas throughout the world. It is easily recognizable by its striking pink skin and bright-green triangular leaves. Many people love it for its sweet fruit, but there are also many medicinal benefits that some people may not be aware of. Dragon fruit is full of many essential vitamins and nutrients and can also naturally control the blood glucose level, which is great for diabetics. Whatever the reason for eating it, you need to know how to properly cut it open; otherwise, you'll end up with a sticky mess.

Step 1

Wash the cutting surface with warm water and a surface cleaner and dry it off. The surface needs to be clean to eliminate the risk of contaminating the fruit with dirt or bacteria.

Step 2

Lay the dragon fruit down on its side. The bottom should face you and the green leaves should point away from you.

Step 3

Position a knife in the center of the dragon fruit so it runs from top to bottom.

Step 4

Cut the dragon fruit all the way through into two equal pieces. If the fruit isn't quite ripe, you may need to use a sawing motion to cut through it.

Things You'll Need

  • Dragon fruit
  • Water
  • Surface cleaner
  • Towel
  • Sharp knife


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