Pitaya

Pitaya 火龍果

 

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Pitaya, a fruit that, was first discovered in Central America centuries ago and has traveled to all corners of the globe.  Early missionaries brought it to Asia being commonly known as Dragon.

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There are other 2 kinds

1) Hylocereus costaricensis pitaya 紅皮紫紅肉種
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2) Hylocereus megalanthus pitaya 黃皮白肉種

 

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Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit Cholesterol
Dragon fruit is both low in cholesterol and with little to no unhealthy cholesterol producing fats (certain fats which are metabolized to cholesterol contribute to increased cholesterol levels more than even cholesterol itself in food sources of cholesterol).

Dragon Fruit Vitamin C
The amount of vitamin C in dragon fruit is high.

Dragon Fruit Antioxidants
Dragon fruit is a good natural source of anti-oxidants assisting preventing the dangers of free radicals which can cause cancer and other undesirable health detriments.

Dragon Fruit Fats
Dragon fruit does have a small amount of fats because of the seeds in the fruit.  Like most seeds and nuts they have both fats and protein in them while the flesh of the fruit itself has virtually none.  Fortunately these are mostly the healthy mono-unsaturated fats as they are not processed in any way and therefore are none of the dangerously unhealthy trans-fats seen in most junk food and processed foods.

Dragon Fruit Fiber
Dietary fiber is an important nutrition factor for everyone at any age.  Dragon fruit has lots of dietary fiber, 1g of fiber per 100g of the fresh dragon fruit.

 

Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit
Top 10 Benefits

 

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

 

Dragon Fruit Sorbet

 

 

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