Steve Frailey here! When visiting the beautiful island of Hawaii, it’s fun to try new and exotic fruit. Hawaii is blessed with a warm climate, perfect for growing a variety of tropical fruits year round. We actually grow several types of Hawaiian fruit on our Organic Noni farm and love to share with those on the farm tour with us. Since not everyone is able to visit us, I would like to take some time a personally bring a piece of Hawaii to you! Below is a little about some of the amazing fruit that grows here in Hawaii. To read about Hawaiian flowers click here!
Loaded with natural antioxidants and vitamin C, the pitaya or dragon fruit is easily recognized by its hot pink skin. When cut, it has transparent white flesh (texture similar to a kiwi), freckled with tiny black seeds and taste between a pear and a kiwi. These are excellent in smoothies or a fresh fruit salad.
Starfruit is easily recognizable with its yellow waxy skin and starlike shape when cut open. You can eat the whole fruit skin and all. Individuals likened the taste to grapes with a citrus overtone. Starfruit are used mostly eaten raw or juiced.