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Dragon Fruit

Don’t Exit the Dragon …… Fruit !!

I had ordered the Dragon Fruit on Farmer Uncle sometime back but the delivery was delayed due to the Chinese virus. Yesterday we received the Dragon Fruit finally and I couldn’t resist cutting one up immediately. These are grown in Kerala and are delicious.

The first time that I ever ate the Dragon Fruit was at Taj Banjara Hills during a Nasscom meeting that Kashiana, Sanjay and I attended in 2011. I didn’t know what fruit this was and Sanjay told me its Dragon Fruit and that I should try it. That fruit had white flesh unlike this one which has a dark pink (beetroot colour) colour flesh. We ate a lot of Dragon Fruit in Cambodia and then in Laos. I have never bought the Dragon Fruit in India till Farmer Uncle sourced them from Kerala.

Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit
Dark pink flesh of the Dragon Fruit

 

Benefits of Dragon Fruit –

  1. Dragon fruit is low in calories but rich in vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds such as polyphenols, carotenoids and betacyanins.
  2. Dragon fruit contains the antioxidants vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene and betalain. Studies have linked diets high in antioxidants to a reduced risk of chronic disease.
  3. Dragon fruit offers 7 grams of fiber per serving, making it an excellent choice for meeting your daily fiber needs.
  4. Dragon fruit may promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, which is associated with a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
  5. Dragon fruit’s high supply of vitamin C and carotenoids may offer immune-boosting properties.
  6. Dragon fruit supplies iron along with vitamin C, a combination that may improve your body’s absorption of this important mineral.
  7. Dragon fruit is a great source of magnesium, a nutrient needed for over 600 biochemical reactions in your body.

Reference article – 7 health benefits of Dragon Fruit.

Enjoy this summer fruit and don’t exit this dragon …. fruit :):) but definitely exit the dragon (Chinese) products

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