D is for Dragon FruitThe first time that I ever saw a Dragon Fruit was at Makane Yehuda souk in Jerusalem. What a beautiful color, magenta as magenta could be. Although I didn't see any some of the dragon fruit have white or red centers. The dragon fruit is native to Central and South America but now is grown in Asian countries as well. In Spanish it is called pitaya and is part of the cactaceae family. Legend has it, by the Asian marketers, that the fruit was created thousands of years ago by a fire breathing dragon and when he breathed the fire the last to come out of his mouth was this fruit. Nice story, I knew there was a reason that I didn't like dragons. Although the fruit is beautiful to behold, in my opinion it is a rather dull tasting fruit, just sweet.
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