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.
Benefits of Dragon Fruit –
- Dragon fruit is low in calories but rich in vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds such as polyphenols, carotenoids and betacyanins.
- 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.
- Dragon fruit offers 7 grams of fiber per serving, making it an excellent choice for meeting your daily fiber needs.
- Dragon fruit may promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, which is associated with a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
- Dragon fruit’s high supply of vitamin C and carotenoids may offer immune-boosting properties.
- Dragon fruit supplies iron along with vitamin C, a combination that may improve your body’s absorption of this important mineral.
- 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