The dragon fruit can be white, red, or magenta in varying degrees depending on the variety. Lycopene, a natural antioxidant known to fight cancer, heart disease, and lower blood pressure, is found in the red-fleshed varieties. Here, are different types of Dragon Fruits.
Despite of dragon fruit health benefits and gorgeous appearance, the fruit has largely gone unnoticed for centuries. It is now Vietnam’s leading fruit export. It has even attracted the attention of Snapple, Tropicana, and Sobe, to name a few major brands that have embedded dragon fruit into their bottled fruit drinks.
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White Dragon Fruit
Hylocereus undatus and Selenicereus Undatus are other names for them. This is among the types of dragon fruit that is the most widely grown dragon fruit, with white flesh and pink skin. Thompson, the largest and most popular dragon fruit cultivar, can weigh up to 1.5 pounds.
Harpua has a semi-sweet pulp with a grape-like flavor. When chilled, Neitzel, a California native, becomes sweeter and more delicious. White dragon fruit is popular among celebrities such as L.A. Woman’s Seoul Kitchen, David Bowie, and Vietnamese Jaina.
White dragon fruit is the most commonly grown type of pitaya, with its vibrant pink skin and white flesh spotted with tasty black seeds.
From the outside layer, they are coming in two different colors. One is pink in color which has a dark white color and the second one has a yellow peel and has a slightly white color. From them there are different species according to the scientific studies:
Talk about the thin, white duke, David Bowie. This white dragon fruit variety is slimmer than most others and has a tangier, lemon-like flavor.
One of the most popular varieties in the world, thanks in part to the stark whiteness of its fruit. This varietal’s color-blocking is truly Instagram-worthy.
A rare cultivar that, according to some experts, leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Nothing to do with how the Doors’ song of the same name might make you feel.
Named after another Doors song, this variety of white dragon fruit is rounder in shape, with smoother and sweeter flesh than its Los Angeles counterpart.
Named after Guatemala’s volcano-ringed lake, this exotic-sounding variety of dragon fruit is typically larger – and tangier.
This California native is sweet and especially tasty when chilled.
Named after a fruit-growing rock star, Alice Snow, this eponymous variety of dragon fruit is less sweet than other varieties but has ultra-bright pink skin.
Guyute was an ugly pig in the Phish song of the same name. It’s a particularly sweet variety of white dragon fruit in the world of exotic plants.
Dragon fruit growers must be huge Phish fans. This variety, named after a song with a particularly tasty jam, has a semisweet white pulp with a melon flavor.
This cultivar is one of the largest varieties of white dragon fruit, weighing up to 1.5 pounds.
Red Dragon Fruit
The skin of red dragon fruit is the same as that of white dragon fruit, but it has a burst of red flesh on the inside. It is the rarest type among all the other dragon fruits. Many people are thinking this is a dark shade of pink one but actually, this is different from that. It has a high amount of iron which is why it is more beneficial for blood.
To transport oxygen in the body the blood needs to have a good amount of iron. So that it can supply oxygen to the body easily. Most of us don’t like to eat green vegetables due to their bad taste of them. But actually, they are beneficial for us and give us freshness. So, if you also want to have a good alternative to that so you can have a delicious fruit.
With a particularly deep-red pulp, this variety is especially juicy, making it an ideal complement to a good blender.
Named after the Honduran university where it was first developed, this medium-sized red dragon fruit variety has a mild, sweet flavor.
Costa Rican Sunset
As the name suggests, this is a particularly special variety of dragon fruit due to its slow-growing vine.
Did you think we were done with song titles? Consider again. This red dragon fruit, named after a Bob Marley song, is truly magical, with a larger and sweeter flavor.
Pink Dragon Fruit
Technically, these are all different types of red dragon fruit, but the insides range from soft rose to hot pink. It is slightly juicy than the other. And look tastier and attract you to eat it. This is the common choice of the people because the shake of it is looking so good.
However, in the market, there are different types of species of it. So, if you are trying to buy this one must ask the shopkeeper for the dark pink one for you.
This red-but-more-like pink dragon fruit variety has beautiful magenta flesh and a sweet-and-sour flavour. (If you’re keeping track, this is the third Phish song reference; jam band fans, rejoice!)
This varietal, named after both the seminal Grateful Dead album and its truly sensational pink pulp, is also known for its stunning sweet flavor.
This pink dragon fruit is truly worthy of its name, with a smooth texture, sweet taste, and lovely soft pink flesh.
A long and skinny shape with a mild grape flavor and another Grateful Dead song name.
This magenta-fleshed varietal rounds out the Deadhead lineup, with a truly celestial taste of grape and kiwi.
This Jimi Hendrix-inspired dragon fruit is one of the largest types of dragon fruit, with a vibrant pink color, few seeds, and a grape-like taste.
The Voodoo Child
This pink dragon fruit, worthy of its witchy name (which also happens to be a Jimi Hendrix song), is small but mighty, packing a sweet grapey taste into a dark pink fruit no larger than an egg.
Yellow Dragon Fruit
With a monotone yellow exterior and a drastically different scale pattern, this is one of the types of dragon fruit that doesn’t mind standing out. Pitaya megalanthus, scientifically known as Hylocereus Megalanthus, is also known as Selenicereus Megalanthus. This dragon fruit variety is native to South America and has yellow-skinned scaling with firm white flesh. This dragon fruit is the best, despite only having one variety.
There is only one yellow dragon fruit variety, but it is widely considered to be the best, with its firm white flesh packed with sweetness.
Dragon Fruit Sour
This type of dragon fruit is primarily found in South and Central America, particularly in arid regions. Although it is more sour than sweet, it yields more juice than most other varieties and has long been a staple of indigenous peoples’ diets.
It is also a good idea because sometimes we get bored having the same taste daily. So, one can have the sour one which gives you a new taste with the same health benefit.
Rare Specie Of Dragon Fruit
Generally, this Dragon Fruit is of Pink Color which is having a red flash. Scientifically it is famous as “Zamorano Dragon Fruit”
Four types of Dragon Fruits are commonly seen. One is of pink color which is having a red flash. The second one is having a pink outer layer and a white flash. Another one is Yellow which is having a white flash. The fourth one is a pink color which we eat commonly. However, from all the types of fruits, you are getting approximately the same nutritional values.
If you start to eat this fruit regularly you find worthy results. Maybe the price can surprise you but has that much level of nutrients. It has lots of health benefits and is safe to eat. So, add some nutritious meals to your diet and live the healthiest life.