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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

How boredom can become productive and deliver 50K income !!!

Here’s a way...
Buy and enjoy the dragon fruit and 
leave some seeds to propagate.
Own work by: Maria Azzurra Mugnai

Common names in different countries:
Night Blooming Cereus, Strawberry Pear, Belle of the Night, Conderella plant, Mood Flower
Cierce-Lezard, Poire de Cahrdon
Distelbirm, Echte Stachnelbirn, Distelbirm, Drachenfrucht
Pa-nani-oka, Pa-ni-ni, Kapunahou
Catobarse, Cardo-Ananaz
Mexico Venezuela: Flor de Caliz
Puerto Rico
Junco, Pitahaya Orejona, Reina de la Noche, Tasajo
Skogkaktus, Rud Pitahaya
Thanh long
Long Gou, For Lung Kor


Here are 5 different ways to
enjoy the dragon fruit.
Take it as fresh fruit as you do with mango, kiwi and others.
Place at the blender with some sugar, cubed ice, process and take as a cold juice.
Place at the blender with some sugar, add milk and place it at the freezer and take it as a sorbet or homemade ice cream.
Use the fresh fruit as toppings or part of any fresh salad mix.
Cook the fresh fruit in sugar until syrup is thick enough and take as a dessert or soft candy.

How to plant dragon fruit.  
Easy to grow from seeds

Dragonfruit (Hylocereus undatus)

Pitaya, Pitahaya, Strawberry Pear,
Uploaded by willemvcot on Feb 18, 2011

The next obvious thing to do is to transplant seedlings at plastic bags or pot them and sell at 5 or 10 Dollars each while still young.  

With 5,000 seedlings that could mean 50K. 

Best as gift items for all season, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, valentines, thanksgiving, thank you occasions or for what others may have in mind.  

Don't forget to place ribbons on the pots :)

For first timers, here’s how to deal with this fruit which I downloaded from

Step #1: Choose Your Dragon Fruit.
PITAYA BY Paulo Godoy from Brasília, Brasil
Choosing a Ripe Dragon Fruit

Step #1 - To choose a ripe dragon fruit: look for bright, even-colored skin. If the fruit has a lot of blotches, it may be over-ripe (a few is normal). Another sign of over-ripe dragon fruit is a very dry, brittle brown stem, or brown on the tips of the "leaves". Hold the dragon fruit in your palm and try pressing the skin with your thumb or fingers - it should give a little (like a ripe kiwi), but shouldn't be too soft or mushy. If it's very firm, it will need to ripen for a few days.

Step #2: Cut the Dragon Fruit
Placing the dragon fruit over a cutting board or other clean surface, cut the fruit straight down the middle with a sharp knife. It will cut quite easily.

Step #3: Open the Dragon Fruit
Opening the Dragon Fruit

Cut through to the other side, so that you can separate the fruit into 2 sections. Inside the flesh may be white or red - both will have tiny black edible seeds, just like kiwi fruit.

Step #4: Separate the Flesh from the Skin.
Separating the Flesh from the Skin

There are various ways to prepare dragon fruit for eating - this is just one way. Run a tablespoon around the circumference of the first section to separate the flesh from the skin.

Step #5: Lift Flesh out of the Skin.
Scooping the Flesh out of the Skin

Now lift the flesh out of the skin and place it on the cutting board. Reserve the skin for serving (as in step 8), if desired. Note that the skin is NOT edible. Do the same for the other half.

Step #6: Remove Skin from Flesh.
Removing any residual Skin      D.Schmidt

Turn the mound of flesh over, checking for any residual pink skin. Slice this off.

Step #7: Slice up the Dragon Fruit.
Slicing the Fruit into Cubes

Now you can slice up the flesh. 
Cubes work well for eating the fruit fresh.

Step #8: Enjoy Your Fresh 
Dragon Fruit a Variety of Ways!
Eating the Dragon Fruit!

If desired, return the cubes of fruit to the skin to serve.  Leftovers can be refrigerated, like any other fruit, in a covered container.

Health Benefits:
By len7288 of
Hub Pages
Nutritional Value:
per 100 g
Help to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes.
0.012 g.
Prevent formation of cancer causing free radicals.
Vitamin C
9.0 mg.
Helps moisturize and smoothen skin and decrease bad cholesterol level.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
0.045 mg.
Helps improve appetite.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
0.430 mg.
Helps improve digestion and reduce fat.
6 -10 mg
0.3 - 0.7 mg
Can enhance the body metabolism because of its protein content.
16 - 36 mg.
9-14 g
Helps maintain the health of the eyes.
0.15 - 0.5 g
Helps strengthen the bones and teeth.
0.3 - 0.9 g
Helps in tissue development.
Promotes healing of cuts and bruise.
0.1 - 0.6 g
Helps improve memory.
35 - 50

Here's a nice downloaded youtube video on 
Dragon Fruit Flower Blooming - Bong Thanh Long 
Uploaded by on Aug 21, 2009
Dragon Fruit blooming in the morning

So till next blog topic then!!!


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