Dragon Fruit Delight

Dragon Fruit is a new product that is recently getting increasingly popular. Originally from Central America,in Malaysia it is now commercially cultivated in Sitiawan, Kuala Pilah and Johor as early as 1999. A warm climate cactus, dragonfruit can be cultivated in semi arid areas and has promising prospect as a plantation crop on account of its potential for industrial processing into juice, flavorings and wine as well as its medicinal properties.
It is actually the fruit of a type of cactus, and the fruit comes in 3 colors: 2 have pink skin, but with different colored flesh (one white, the other red), while another type is yellow with white flesh. Dragon fruit is low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.
Dragon fruit tastes wonderful! - sweet and crunchy due to the mini seeds,the variety that I bought was juicy and I felt it tasted more like watermelon.

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The fruit is generally eaten fresh, it can be chilled and cut in half to reveal the attractive flesh and either sliced or scooped out with a spoon. The delicately sweet flesh is crisp and refreshing, and can also be used in fruit salads, marmalades, jellies, ices and soft drinks.
A simple dessert idea that one can prepare during parties ,festivals or even the coming fasting month.

100gm cendol
100gm pink jelly (cut into small cubes)
½ a dragon fruit (Cut into small cubes)
400ml evaporated milk
100ml cold water
4 tbsp sugar syrup(more if desired)

Mix milk,cold water and sugar syrup together.Keep refrigerated.
To serve:
In a serving cup, put in a small portion of cendol and pink jelly.Pour the milk mixture.
Top with chopped dragon fruit.Dragon fruit should be added at the end before serving because of its thick colour that will mix into the milk immediately.Serve chill.