Health Benefits Of The Dragon Fruit

For Your Health

In the world of fruits, the dragon fruit is easily among the most interesting and beautiful. It is also known as the pitya fruit or pitahaya. It grows in tropical environments and can be eaten dry or fresh. It is a rich resource of natural nutrition and has tremendous benefits in upgrading your health. The dragon fruit has a gorgeous appearance and can liven up many dishes. Let's dig into this delicious and unique fruit and see what it can do for us when included in our diets.

Fascinating Fruit

Dragon Fruit is bursting with health improving vitamin C and potassium.
Dragon Fruit is bursting with health improving vitamin C and potassium. | Source

Key Nutrition

The dragon fruit is a powerful source of wholesome nutrients with many benefits for your health. They feature a high vitamin C content as well as B vitamins, potassium, calcium, fiber, and trace amounts of other vitamins and minerals. They have a sweet taste and will compliment diets well with their abundant nutrition.

Rich With Vitamin C

Dragon fruit is an excellent source of health improving vitamin C. It can supply your body with close to 50% of the recommended daily requirement. If you are looking for variety when it comes to obtaining this important nutrient, the dragon fruit will make a nice addition to your eating habits. Vitamin C is beneficial for the body by upgrading your immune system and for warding off illness.

Loaded With Antioxidants

Antioxidants are needed in the body to fight off disease and help promote graceful aging. Dragon fruit is a great source of antioxidants and is a much better choice than simply taking pills. Antioxidants do amazing things for your health by preventing the damaging effects of free radicals which have many negative results on our bodies. Getting them from natural sources is your best bet and the dragon fruit is designed with your well being in mind. Take delight in enjoying this marvelous fruit knowing it is doing wonders for your health.

Give Your Well Being A Boost

Eating Dragon Fruit is a great way to supply your body with health boosting antioxidants.
Eating Dragon Fruit is a great way to supply your body with health boosting antioxidants. | Source

Good Source of Fiber

Dragon fruit is a natural source of fiber which can act as a cleanser of the digestive system as well as boost efficiency in nutrient absorption. This fruit is also shown to help with lowering bad cholesterol levels as well as reducing blood pressure. The benefits don't stop there though because it also helps treat inflammation. Eating foods that help with this condition is highly recommended as it can cause a host of health problems. Consuming the dragon fruit may also benefit people suffering from arthritis as several studies have shown positive results. Adding this food to our diets can provide us with many benefits which our bodies will thank us for.

How To Eat

Dragon fruit is mainly found in Mexico and South America but can also be found during the fall season in the United States. You can enjoy this delicious fruit by slicing it in half and digging in with a spoon. It can make for a one of a kind dessert after meals and can even be thrown into fruit salads. The skin is not edible but the seeds scattered throughout the innards are. Serving dragon fruit at gatherings with friends and family will quickly catch their attention with its beautiful and exotic appearance. Next time you are at a grocery store, check and see if this fruit is available and give it a try, you have only a wealth of health benefits to gain. Be sure to check out other articles for nutrition which are on my profile. Thank you for reading.

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Jenna Pope 4 years ago from Southern California

Excellent article. Now I want to try it. Voted up.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you for stopping by to read my hub Jenna Pope, and for voting. I appreciate it very much :)


wwolfs 4 years ago

Sounds interesting. I have never heard of this fruit but I'm going to look for it in the fall. Thanks for sharing this information.

Voted up and useful!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you very much wwolfs for reading and commenting on this hub. It is such an interesting fruit and I'm glad you enjoyed the article :) Thank you for voting and rating.


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DAWNEMARS 4 years ago from The Edge of a Forest in Europe

This is the first time I have learned anything about this fruit. Thanks for sharing this with us. Shared, interesting and useful. Oh, and voted up!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

never tried this fruit before :) But great hub with useful info!


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Behcets and Me 4 years ago from Kent, UK

I loved your article! It is interesting and really well written, thank you!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you so much DAWNEMARS for rating, sharing, and voting. That made my day :) Glad you enjoyed the article.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you unknown spy for reading and commenting on this one. Dragon Fruit is so interesting and the taste is very unique :)


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Behcets and Me, your words are encouraging and mean a lot to me. Very appreciated :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

i want to try it.. but im not sure. :) does it taste bad or something sweet or something sour?


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

It has a sweet taste, a bit like watermelon and kiwi, slightly sour. Opinions will always vary but it's worth trying at least once :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

I'm already tempted.. Will check this fruit on the supermarket.. Thanks JaMeS!!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

No problem unknown spy, hope you like it :)


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lucybell21 4 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

I have heard of Dragon fruit, but never tried it. I didn't even know it had all that vitamins and all in it, I'm gonna have to gve it a try.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I highy recommend to try it if you see it in stores this fall :) Thank you for reading and commenting lucybell21.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Sort of ugly little things. Thanks for the info.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

haha, there are much better photos which show the redness of the outside and they look much better. I had a hard time gathering better pictures for this fruit. Thanks for reading Lipnancy :)


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

I like to read when writers create hubs on the five senses. You crafted a great article that requires you to use your sense of smell, taste, and sight. I have never hd a dragon fruit. I want to try one :}


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Thank you Audra, I always appreciate your awesome comments and feedback. You'll love it, interesting taste, not too powerful on the taste buds, just right. Of course I can't speak for everyone, but it's pretty darn good :)


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Another amazing hub dude! I admit though I don't like how this fruit looks.. but i will give it a try


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

Depending on the variety, they can appear a bit strange, but many of them are a rich red unlike the brown I used in the side photo. Give it a try bro, you may like it :) Thank you for you support Rahul, always appreciated.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Now that you have recommended them bro... I will have to.:)


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

About a month ago I saw one of these. Although I have to admit I was intimidated because I didn't know how to actually eat it. So, a week after I saw them... I thought about it and I was going to go for it. Unfortunately - it seemed to only be available for about a week and I haven't seen them since. But next time I am definately grabbing one! Great hub and thanks for sharing this information!


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States Author

I appreciate you reading and commenting barbergirl. That's unfortunate how close you were to trying it out, it will be worth the wait though. Thank you so much :)

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