Dragon fruit is a fruit that grows on a climbing cactus called Hylocereus, which you’ll find in tropical regions around the world such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Florida, Mexico, etc. The plant’s name comes from the Greek word “hyle,” which means “woody,” and the Latin word “cereus,” which means “waxen.” Red dragon fruit is different from normal Dragon fruit and Yellow dragon fruit because of its unique Red flesh.
Red dragon fruit has shorter leaves than the White one, its skin, however, has a unique dark red with a little mix of purple. When putting Red and White dragon fruits side by side, you will easily recognize that the size of the Red one is smaller. When cutting Red dragon fruit in half, you will see that its flesh has a unique purple-red color, with a sweeter taste. Some people also find that Red dragon fruit tastes quite mellifluous. It’s recommended to eat them as a dessert fruit.