Dragon Fruit Benefits

The Dragon Fruit

The Dragon fruit?

Now that summer is in full swing you may feel like going on a tropical exotic vacation where you can sip pina coladas and soak up the rays of the sun all day. Well, you may be able to have that exotic experience without spending all your free time planning and then breaking the bank. The answer is DRAGON FRUIT!

This fruit isn’t just sweet, is is also stunning in appearance and will give you an exotic experience in your mouth you have been hoping for. It is no coincidence that this fruit comes from the cactus family and grows like a vine in dry areas. The dragon fruit has a round beautiful pink color with little cactus-like spikes and beautiful flowers that bloom from the top with a sweet fragrance. The flowers in fact only bloom for one night, which is why it is nicknamed “moonflower” or “lady of the night”

Inside the fruit has a white flesh with little black crunchy seeds-that look almost like chia seeds. Some people have said that the fruit has a nice sweet taste to it with a little sour punch to it.

“Dragon fruit is now exported throughout Southeast Asia and becoming more popular in places like Thailand, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii.”

Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is also known as “dragon pearl fruit” because once you try it, and realize it’s health benefits you won’t want to let it go or give it away. Here are some of the many benefits it has.

  1. Boosts Immune System
  2. Helps Aid Digestion
  3. Prevention/Treatment of Diabetes
  4. Heart-healthy
  5. Looking Youthful
  6. Potential Cancer Prevention

So next time you're out shopping check your local grocery stores and farmers markets for this amazing superfood to help you look and feel your best while enjoying a nice treat in the sun!