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look at dragon fruit, including its nutrition, benefits, and how to eat it

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America. Its taste is like a combination of a kiwi and a pear.

You may also have heard of dragon fruit as a ‘red pitahaya’. But red is not entirely correct in this case, the colour is actually closer to a pinkish red. They also come in yellow.

Nutrition Facts

Dragon fruit is a low-calorie fruit that is high in fiber and provides a good amount of several vitamins and minerals.

  • Calories: 60
  • Protein: 1.2 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbs: 13 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Vitamin C: 3% of the RDI
  • Iron: 4% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 10% of the RDI

Properties of Dragon Fruit for skin and hair

  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Acne and pimples
  • Cleanses and detoxifies the skin
  • Treat dry skin

Therapeutic benefits of dragon fruit for body health

  • Treatment of osteoarthritis
  • Strengthen vision
  • Strengthen teeth and bones
  • Improves brain function
  • Strengthen the immune system

Here’s how to eat dragon fruit:

  • Select a ripe fruit with bright red, evenly colored skin that gives slightly when squeezed.
  • Use a sharp knife and cut straight through the fruit, slicing it in half.
  • You can use a spoon to eat the fruit out of the skin or peel the skin off and slice the pulp into small pieces.

Ideas for serving dragon 

  • Simply slice it up and eat it as is.
  • Chop it into small pieces and top with Greek yogurt and chopped nuts.
  • Include it in a salad.

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