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Dragon Fruit Some Facts

Updated on May 1, 2012

Family :- Hycocereus Undatus Family

Dragon Fruit is an elegant,exotic fruit. The fruit is red or yellow in colour. The plants are native of South and Central America. Now it can be see in South East Asian countries also.
The Dragon Fruit plant is a member of the cactus family but it can produce beautiful succulent juicy fruit and also growing well in dry areas. The edible inner fleshy part is red, white, or pink in colour with very small dotted seeds like kiwi. It is also known as Pitaya fruit or Pitahaya fruit.It can use as juice or in cocktails and beverages.It is good to eat with ice-cream. It can add in fruit salad.
The Dragon Fruit Plant blooms only at night. The flowers are very beautiful, aroma filled and whitecoloured known as “ Moon Flowers”. It blooms for only one night. This peculiar flower is about 14 inches long. So the plant is nick named as “Queen of the Night”.

How to eat Dragon Fruit -: Simply cut into two halves. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon. The skin is scaly and not an eatable part. The middle part of the fruit is sweetest than the other parts. So it is good to keep that part seperately and can eat last.Seeds can be eaten together with the flesh which are high in lipids.

Dragon Fruit Plant
Dragon Fruit Plant
Moon Flower
Moon Flower
Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit

Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

This fruit has lot of health benefits.

The carotene present in the fruit is helpful for the good eye sight.

It is a source of protein, vitamin B1,B2,B3 and C.

The calcium present in the fruit is good for the bone formation and healthy teeth.

The phosphorus present in the fruit is helping in tissue formation.

It is rich in antioxidant and fiber which is good for the health of liver.

It is good for controlling glucose blood sugar levels and so useful for type two diabetic patients.

It has the power to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol.

Another important feature is that it helps to excrete toxins from the body.

It can use as juice or in cocktails and beverages.

It is good to eat with ice-cream.

It can add in fruit salad.

Nutrients in Dragone Fruit | Value
Iron-- 0.65mg
Water-- 83.0 g
Protein-- 0.229 g
Phosphorus-- 36.1 mg
Niacin-- 0.430 mg
Carotene-- 0.012g
Fat-- 0.61g
Calcium-- 8.8 g
Fiber-- 0.9 g


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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow!! Fantastic snack

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Hi Movie master,

      Good good. Try it and tell me.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have never tried dragon fruit, so I am curious now to it's taste, thank you for the health benefits, I hope I can buy it in the UK!

      Many thanks and voted up

      Best wishes Lesley

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Hi Injured lamb,

      Very good decision and hope that you will have it from your own garden.

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      NP.QUEEN 5 years ago from Dubai

      Hi novascotiamiss

      yes Dragon fruit is costly but healthiest.

      It is very happy to hear that you are trying to get the fruit. Thanks for the comment.

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for the sharing NP.Queen, this is one of my favorite fruits and am thinking of growing the tree in my garden...

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      novascotiamiss 5 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      I heard in Australia that dragon fruit is the healthiest fruit on earth. So whenever I can afford it (unfortunately quite expensive) I will buy one. I find the flavour quite bland and watery, so I would definitely not buy it for it's taste.