Dragon Fruit : Health benefits and what all new you didn’t know

Dragon fruit is one of the most unique looking fruit that you will ever find in any fruit store. It is barely possible to even determine its shape. As unique as its looks, there are also numerous health and nutritional benefits of the Dragon Fruit. It contains high content of Vitamin C. It can also boost iron content in the body.

Along with it Dragon fruit also contains a number of antioxidants that can boost immune system. Thus, the probability of this fruit becomes high of being beneficial to those whose immunity level has fallen due to various health issues. It is also known as Pitahaya.

Pitahaya is a fruit of several different cactus species. It is pinkish-red in colour and scales on the outer surface, with a juicy moderate sweet taste, with a seed packed pulp makes it somewhere similar to a combination of kiwis, pears and watermelons.

Dragon Fruit
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Its contents and benefits :

It is not only about its unique look but there are also numerous health and nutritional benefits of the Dragon Fruit. It contains high content of Vitamin C. It can also boost iron content in the body. Along with it Dragon fruit also contains a number of antioxidants that can boost immune system.

Iron is important for circulating oxygen throughout the body thereby helping in providing energy and Vitamin c helps in taking in and using the iron. Boost in the immune system can help the body fight against various health issues.

Where is Dragon Fruit found?

It is a tropical fruit. It is cultivated in United States, Mexico, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, and throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Growing the Dragon fruit plant :

This plant can can also be grown at home in a pot. Seeds planted can take up to 4-5 years thus getting a sapling will be less time consuming and worthy. The seeds can be planted in a pot which contains composition of sand, red soil and compost.

The pot needs to be placed in a place where there is abundance in sunlight throughout the day. This fruit needs a hot dry conditions favourable for its growth. This plant does not require a lot of water, thus it has to be made sure that it is not over watered, based on personal experiences.

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Frequently Asked Questions :

  1. Which Vitamins does the dragon fruit contain?

    Dragon Fruit contains high content of vitamin C

  2. How does Dragon Fruit tastes like?

    Dragon fruit is juicy and slightly sweet in taste.

  3. What is the favourable climate for Dragon Fruit?

    Dragon doesn’t require much water and it grows well in hot and dry conditions with only a minimum water intake.

  4. Can Dragon fruit be eaten everyday?

    The fruit being very low in calories, if a person is not allergic to the fruit then it can very much be eaten everyday.

  5. What are the positives about the fruit?

    With looks being Majestic, and positives that include : low in calories, high in fibre, antioxidants and vitamins.

  6. How to eat Dragon fruit?

    The simplest and the most basic way to eat the fruit is to cut the fruit into halves and scoop the pulp with a spoon or in other way to cut horizontal and vertical cubes of the pulp and enjoy it.

To Conclude

The article tries to cover benefits and other general information’s about the majestic fruit that everyone needs to know. From personal experiences it can be concluded that, this fruit is more beneficial then many other fruits available to us.

Locally, for some instances we have encountered during widespread health issues, the demand and price of this fruit has gone exceptionally high for the sole reason for it having the properties to boost immunity in the body. However, it has to be noted that during medical emergencies a fruit cannot be considered life giving or saving, in such conditions proper medical treatment and care is advised.

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