DRAGON FRUIT (PITAYA)
Dragon fruit is the fruit of the cactus genus Hylocereus. It has its origins in Mexico, South America, and Central America. Now probably brought it to Southeast Asian nations like Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and Philippines, where the pitaya is still an important part of the diet. Dragon fruit has gained lots of popularity over recent years. It has become the fruit of choice for those who are concerned with health. A dragon is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas.
How does it taste?
Dragon fruit tastes like a mixture of kiwi and pear. The very first time you cut open this fruit, it may seem like an Oreo smoothie because of its white pulp and tiny black seeds. This tropical fruit has loads of health benefits and here is why you need to add this fruit to you everyday diet.
Health benefits of dragon fruit:
Reduces risk of Diabetes: This fruit contains high amounts of fiber that maintains blood sugar levels and avoids spikes among people suffering from diabetes.
Reduces risk of Cancer: This fruit contains anti- cancer properties that can reduce the risks of colon cancer. Its high source of vitamin C plays an important role in boosting the immune system.
Boosts immunity: More vitamin C means that your body is capable of fighting deadly infections that you might be prone to.
Good for Digestion: This fruit has a rich source of oligosaccharides that helps in the growth of good bacteria like flora, which aids in smooth digestion.
Good for Heart: Dragon fruit with red colored pulp contains Betalains that reduces bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). The tiny dark black seeds inside the fruit are rich in Omega-3 and Omega-9 fatty acids that good for the heart.
Dragon fruit Recipes
Dragon fruit Shake:
- Dates (2)
- Roasted peanuts (20grams)
- Honey (1 tbsp)
- Oats (4 tbsp)
- Water (½ of glass)
How to prepare?
- Step 1: Firstly, oats and dates soak for 5 minutes.
- Step2: After that all ingredients put into the blender. Blend till it turn smooth.
- Step3: Pour it in a glass and add crushed roasted peanuts and put a slice of dragon fruit on glass to give its final touches.
Note: Never mix the cow milk or other animal milk in any shake or smoothie. You should use coconut milk or soya milk. Animal milk is heavy for digest. You should make shake or smoothie without milk or use only coconut milk or soya milk.
“If you were a fruit you’d be a dragon fruit because you’re a little scary
and hard to understand but you’d probs taste delicious.”