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.


Hungry For Living said...

Thanks for the info!

dana said...

fruits are really good for us. you must include it in your diet plan. but, the first step is you should know your eating plan to stay healthy. here's an article where you can learn about eating plan.

My Brain Vitamins said...

I was just in Vietnam last month and tried dragonfruit for the first time. It was tasty and fun to eat, but I had no idea if it was nutritious or not. Now I know it's rich in Vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients. Thanks for the informative post!

Kian Leong Soon said...

Thank you for sharing. Dragon Fruit is one of my favourite fruits.

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