So I was at the Asian Market yesterday (Uwajimaya’s in Bellevue, WA.) buying some aloe vera stalks (more about this in another post). I used to make smoothies using the flesh but sometimes it would be very bitter. That was quite a few years ago but recently I happened upon a video of this guy filleting aloe vera and then soaking it in water for 5 minutes. He said that you need to rinse the yellow-ie part as it is an anti-nutrient and it makes it bitter. So I tried it again and my gut really seemed to be happy that I did.
While there I just couldn’t resist the organic dragonfruit, laying there all neon pink and everything. I figured out it would be close to $7 and had a hard time deciding. It seemed super ripe but not overly so. Anyway, it is super juicy but you’d think it would taste just like it looks. It doesn’t really. I wanted some sweetness. It had none. The texture was nice though. Kind of like a giant kiwi but flat on flavor. Still, this fruit would look killer in so many things. I suppose if you treated it as you would a cucumber, you might have some fun with it.