Pear Dragon Fruit

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Pear Dragon Fruit

Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:03 am

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Pear Dragon Fruit a.k.a. Hylocereus undatus is very popular nowadays. I have just eaten it up few minutes ago, because this fruit is easily found during Chinese New Year like at this moment.

Here, I need you help to collect information about this fruit, the biological an pharmacological aspects, possibly I will do some research on it. You can contribute on that research then ;)

Thank you.

P.S. Don't ask me to google, I already did that ;) I just want to make this thread as "A (almost) Complete Sources of Pear Dragon Fruit". Next time you need an info about this fruit, you just need a click an you'll get it all here ;)
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Post by Navin » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:53 am

Yes, I have eaten this fruit before in Singapore, where I live. I have so far seen two types. One where the inside "flesh" is white and another whose inside "flesh" is dark pink. I think its rather weird to have fruits with pink "flesh" - is it genetically engineered or natural? I wonder...
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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:08 pm

Now I am eating it (again) :lol: The white flesh with black tiny seeds ;)

As far as I know there are three species:
1. Hylocereus polyrhizus - red skin, dark red flesh
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2. Hylocereus megalanthus - yellow skin, white flesh
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3. Hylocereus undatus - red skin, white flesh
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:13 pm

Where do you get this stuff? Here you will never find such fruits...
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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:20 am

I got it from supermarket :lol:

Nah, seriously, it is tropical fruit so far I know. However, it can grow in dry areas IMO because this is a family of Cactaceae.
Nowadays there is a cultivation centre for this fruit in my country.

One of the effect is this fruit can combat anaemia. I really need it! :)
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Post by baikuza » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:35 am

hey do not eat the unmature. there too much toxin in it.( i read it from indonesian magazine. and i'm conclude it by my self-this is not advertisement, okay. just give the reference)

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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:38 am

Really? I read that China, Thai and Vietnam people eat it just raw when it is ripe and use to cook the flower, bud, and young fruit as vegetable :?
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Post by baikuza » Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:44 am

:shock: really...

they are eat the mature fruit, i think...
the antioxidant in the unmature fruit is to high... it is at high level...
too much.. too... not good.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:36 am

But I told you the fact :roll: and they are still alive and healthy...
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Post by baikuza » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:19 am

at the article.. there is a father of family that want to use this but the wife take the unmature so that the man "poisoned"... maybe that is a quite similar word for ...

???? okay... i have no idea for your info...
futher informations are needed

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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:28 am

Ok I will browse to get the article I once read. Darn, why didn't I save at that time? Now it is hard to trace it :(

Btw, I got another info of use of dragon fruit: unopened flowerbuds are cooked and eaten as vegetables.
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