Date
27 March 2017
Pitaya or dragon fruit is a local favorite but a video showing someone messing up while trying to break up the sticky pulp is turning off a lot of taste buds. Photos: Facebook, Metro Daily
Pitaya or dragon fruit is a local favorite but a video showing someone messing up while trying to break up the sticky pulp is turning off a lot of taste buds. Photos: Facebook, Metro Daily

Pity this pitaya — will anyone dare eat it?

It isn’t supposed to be that sticky, so when a pitaya — dragon fruit to you and I — was offered to a little boy, he refused to eat it.

That should have been the end of the story — until a clip of the incident surfaced on social media and grown-ups started weighing in.

Some suspected it had dubious origins, meaning it’s fake. Others said the market could be flooded with it.

But a biology professor came up with a sensible explanation — the fruit had been left too long in a refrigerator and lost its consistency.

The jury is still out on that, but thanks to the poster, there’s proof of how much of a sticky situation this is.

The clip shows a pair of hands struggling to tear the fruit apart.

The torn portions seem to snap back together as if held together by glue.

The struggle continues for several seconds and the result is messy — something gooey and unpalatable.

No wonder the little boy wouldn’t touch it. 

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