Dragon fruit is also known as Pitaya or Pitahaya. This fruit grows on the cactus but there are several types of cactuses. Hylocereus cactus can grow the editable dragon fruit.
There are three types of dragon fruits available on the market. This classification is based on skin color and flesh color.
Some dragon fruits may reach 1 kg but usually, the weight of the dragon fruit is between 150 to 600 grams. Now it is cultivated all over the world but earlier it was cultivated in Central America and Mexico.
Dragon fruit‘s nutrition level is high. It contains different kinds of minerals ( calcium, sodium ), Carbohydrates ( sugar, dietary fiber ), protein, and vitamin C. The seeds of dragon fruit are also rich. It contains linolenic, linoleic, oleic, palmitoleic, myristic, palmitic acid, etc.
100 gram of dragon fruit has calories 60, fat 0 grams, iron 8%, fiber 3 grams, protein 1.4 grams of, carbohydrates 12.5 grams, vitamin E 4%, vitamin C 9%, and magnesium 18%
Dragon fruit can help you to from cancer by preventing the growth of cancer properties. And also keep the body from free radicals.
Fiber-type foods are good for health. Averagely a mature person needs 30 grams of fiber per day. Dragon fruit contains a high amount of fiber which is good for diabetic patients.
Different kinds of microorganisms and bacteria live in our bodies. you believe it or not that the number of microorganisms is approximately 100 trillion and 400 types of bacteria. Dragon fruit has a lot of prebiotics that help the gut to remain healthy by maintaining these microorganisms and bacteria.
Though it has lots of good sides also it has some bad sides but they are rare and neglectable. Sometimes you can be colorful because of more eat pink or red dragon fruit. Don’t worry your pee automatically cure when you stop eating more dragon fruit.
The surface of the dragon fruit isn’t smooth. On the surface of dragon fruit, there is some leaf that looks like a thorn. Don’t worry they aren’t too smooth to insert in your hand but they can disturb you when you want to cut it into pieces. If you are newly introduced to this fruit or don’t know how to cut dragon fruit into cubes. Then it isn’t a matter of headache because cutting dragon fruit into cubes is so easy. Just follow the how-to-cut dragon fruit.
Step 1: Clean the dragon fruit
Step 2: Try to remove all excess water from the fruit
Step 3: Hold the fruit on the cutting board and take the knife
Step 4: Now run the knife middle of the fruit and cut it into two pieces
Step 5: Take one part of the fruit and spoon
Step 6: To separate the skin and flesh slide the spoon between skin and flesh.
Step 7: After separating the flesh from the skin now you can lift it
Step 8: Place the flesh on the cutting board
Step 9: Horizontally and vertically slide it
Step 10: Now separate all pieces and you see they look like a cube
Take the all pieces on a dish and now you can serve it.