Dragon Fruit is a beautiful type of cactus also referred to as Pitaya. Its origin is unknown, but believed to be from Mexico and cultivated around the world. It is more commonly found in Thailand and Vietnam. The color can be a vibrant red or yellow with layers of leaves.
A dragon fruit is ready to eat when you press on the outside flesh and it gives slightly. Any softer than this and it will be too ripe. After washing the fruit, simply cut in half. The flesh is easy to scoop out and contains black edible seeds, similar to kiwi (the skin is very bitter and inedible).