Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

Have you ever wondered what a dragon fruit looked like in the inside?  Perhaps you have not wanted to buy one, cause you were unsure if it was worth it?  


Dragon Fruit is definitely worth a try!  It is so easy to prepare...just cut in half and scoop out the insides with a spoon.  Cut into chunks!  The little black seeds are similar to the kiwi seeds.  The fruit has a pleasant flavor, not to sweet.  And it is so healthy for you!  Your kids will love it!


A Few Dragon Fruit Facts

  • Dragon Fruit is a good source of Vitamin C.
  • Dragon Fruit are rich in fiber and minerals, notably phosphorus and calcium. 
  • The seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids.
  • Dragon Fruit also contain significant quantities of phytoalbumin antioxidants, which prevent the formation of cancer-causing free radicals.
  • Dragon Fruit increases excretion of heavy metal toxins and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure. Eaten regularly, it is credited with alleviating chronic respiratory tract ailments.

18 comments:

Jacqueline Lee said...

I've never tried Dragon Fruit before, but it looks delicious! I'm definitely going to have to grab one on my next trip to the grocery store. At least now I'll know how to cut one! :)
Thanks!

Angie said...

Your Welcome! Let me know how you like it!

Jo's Health Corner said...

Thanks for the information, I didn't know this about dragon fruit.

heather said...

I've never tried one...nor have I really seen one. But I may just have to try it!

Reima said...

I love dragonfruit!! I actually got one today at work and can't wait to eat it!

L.A.C.E. said...

I've seen those creepy looking things in the store and never knew what they were. I was always curious. Thanks for the information. I'm totally going to go and grab a few and see what the hubby and kids think.

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Miel Abeille said...

I tried dragon fruit once. I LOVED it! But, since I wasn't sure how to cut it, I ended up with a pricker in my finger :( Not happy about that.

Alegria Mediterráneo Natura said...

yami............look so good!
I try this!
Have a nice week-end,
Claudia

anna said...

Wow...how cool! Will have to try it! Thanks for an insider view. :)

D. S. Walker said...

I love dragon fruit. Did you know is can also be pink in color? It has a slightly different flavor, but is still good.

Nan said...

My daughter love it. we eat often here.
Nan

Leslie said...

How interesting... I am having a Tupperware party tomorrow night and have decided it is going to be a garden party theme for appetizers. I will look in my grocery store for these... Thank you!

Reeni said...

I only ate dragon fruit once before and loved it! I need to buy them more often!

April said...

I git one a while back and it tasted like nothing. I guess I just git a bad one. I'll have to try again.
Thanks.

MsByn said...

My son LOVES dragonfruit. He's a weird nature loving science geek, though, and has expanded my fruit & veggie knowledge!! I love learning new things. Great post!

New Outlook Fitness said...

I love dragonfruit and the added plus is, is it looks beautiful.

MeLi said...

OMG!, this fruit looks soooo cool and gorgeous! I am curious as to what it tastes like?; I've never seen one at any of the 5 diff. supermarkets I go to, but I'll keep an eye out for it! ^_^
Meli

Lisa - Fine Sweet Life said...

Wow! I never even seen or heard of it before. Although I am in PA. Very interesting!