Dragonfruit are actually a tropical cactus. The nickname comes from the pointy scales that cover the skin. Dragonfruit has a refreshing delightfully sweet flavor described as a blend of pear and kiwi. Dragonfruit are an excellent source of vitamins and antioxidants. Using a sharp knife, cut it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the fruit with a spoon, or cut it into cubes by cutting vertical and horizontal lines into the pulp without cutting into the peel. To enjoy, add it to salads, smoothies, and yogurt, or simply snack on it by itself.