Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)

I just bought 2 huge Dragon Fruits!  And thought I would share this article again!

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.