Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) also known as pitaya or strawberry pear, is a tropical fruit known for its vibrant red skin and sweet, seed-speckled pulp. Striking in both shape and color, it definitely gets one’s curiosity flowing. Dragon fruit has a very subtle, sweet flavor reminiscent of melon with a texture similar to kiwi. The taste doesn’t pack a big punch like its looks.
Types Of Dragon Fruit
- Red with white interior
Let’s discuss the top 10 benefits of dragon fruit.
Lowers cholesterol : It is helpful for those people who are trying to lose weight. Seeds contain omega 3, omega 6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fats which is helpful for well being.
Boost immunity : It also contains Vitamin B2, B1, B3, phosphorus, calcium, protein, iron, fiber and niacin which maintains healthy immune system.
Digestive health : It has oligosaccharides which support digestion as it acts as probiotics that promotes digestion and gut health.
Healthy heart : The tiny seeds found in this are a source of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Slows down aging process : Phosphorus is a vital mineral found in every body cells that makes about one percent of total body weight.
Prevents cancer : It assists in preventing cancers due to the content of lycopene.
Boost metabolism : Protein is essential for the healthy functions of body to carry out. Dragon fruit is an excellent source of protein.
Prevent bacteria : It also stimulates regeneration of cells and speeds up healing process of bruises and wounds faster.
Treats acne : Being a great source of Vitamin C thus Dragon fruit is helpful in treating acne problems.
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