Pitayas: FOTD Apr 26, 2021

 

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When I stopped to take these photos, I thought these were flowers, but on closer inspection I realized they were the fruits of the pitaya cactus that birds had evidently discovered before I did. The fruit is delicious. It can be any color inside from purple to yellow to rose to orange and has the seeds, texture and taste of strawberries, although different colors taste slightly different. Once you get the thorns off, it is worth the work of getting to the fruit. Warning, however. Even after you scrape off the long thorns with a sharp knife, there are tiny little black prickly thorns that form a circle around them. They can be very irritating to the fingers as well.

 

For Cee’s FOTD

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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