The Red Dragon Fruit is also known as Pink Pitaya or Strawberry Pear.
 

The Dragon

The dragon is an auspicious mystical creature in the Chinese culture and if there is a fruit named after it, we want to find out if it has some sort of amazing prowess. 

Origins

The Red Dragon Fruit is also known as Pink Pitaya or Strawberry Pear. It is a tropical fruit that is bright red on the outside with green spiky leaves flaring up around it like flames and its flesh has an interesting texture that is sweet and peppered with black seeds. Many may recognise the fruit but few know that it actually grows on a climbing cactus called hylocereus or some may know it with a much prettier name, the Honolulu Queen. This cactus has large, white flowers that open only at night, famously known as the 'Lady of the Night' or 'Moonflowers'.

Native to southern Mexico and North America, it was the French who brought the fruit over to Southeast Asia in the early 19th century. My Blue Tea's Red Dragon Fruits are grown and harvested in farms that offer the best conditions, climate and best practices to bring you top quality superfoods.

Power Boost


What makes the Red Dragon Fruit so powerful? Here is a teaser of just some of the numerous benefits the fruit offers:

 

  • High in antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic acid, betacyanin 

  • Naturally fat-free

  • High in fibre

  • Helps in digestion

  • Contains prebiotics that feed the healthy probiotics in the gut

  • Strengthen immune system

  • Helps stabilise blood sugar

  • Great for skin

  • May boost iron levels

  • High in magnesium

  • Rich in phytonutrients which help prevent disease and keep the body working properly

Nutrition Information (one 6-ounce serving of the fruit):

 

  • Calories - 102

  • Fat - 0 grams

  • Protein - 2 grams

  • Carbohydrates - 22 grams

  • Fiber - 5 grams

  • Sugars - 13 grams

  • Vitamin A - 100 IU

  • Vitamin C - 4 milligrams

  • Calcium - 31 milligrams

  • Iron - 1 gram

  • Magnesium - 68 milligrams

The Red Dragon Fruit Powder has gained a deserving seat with the rest of our superfood powders. Professional and amateur chefs, passionate foodies and health-conscious consumers around the world are falling in love with this superfood powder and its beautiful colour.

To spice things up, legend has it that fire-breathing dragons in the past ate dragon fruit which made them powerful. It was their source of vitamins and we are still enjoying the benefits of this amazing fruit now.

 

To feel strong like a dragon, try My Blue Tea´s Pitaya Dragon Fruit Superfood Powder and mix it with your favourite yoghurts, smoothies, desserts and get creative with your baking experiments. Its bright pink colour is cheerfully eye-catching and makes any dish stand out. 

7 Reasons to Include Dragon Fruit in your Diet

1. Happy Heart


Dragon Fruit has betalains which help decrease bad cholesterol levels and push up the good ones. It has lots of monounsaturated fats which help to keep the heart healthy. It also has a lot of flavonoids, which are antioxidant pigments that are good for the heart. The little black seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-9 fats which are beneficial for the heart. 

 

2. Fibre Rich


It is a great way to detox the digestive system. Dragon Fruit has a high fibre content and helps clean out the system, keeping poor digestion and constipation at bay. In fact, the type of fibre it has can even help reduce risk of certain cancers, heart disease, manage Type 2 diabetes and obesity. It also has prebiotics which function like fertilizer for the good bacteria in the gut.

3. Beautiful Skin

Vitamin C in Dragon Fruit goes beyond boosting your immunity. It also drives collagen production which is what helps skin looking and feeling supple and young.

4. Keep Moving


Some people call Dragon Fruit the ´anti-inflammatory fruit´ as it helps fight arthritis and there is a good dose of magnesium in the fruit as well, which is essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones. 

5. Iron Man


We need iron to help carry oxygen to all parts of the body and break down food into energy. It is what drives metabolism, growth and development. Dragon Fruit has lots of iron and the additional bonus is the high amount of Vitamin C in the fruit also helps enhance iron absorption. 

6. Stable Sugars


As foodies we have a soft spot for sweet, heavy, rich things, so we want to really look after our blood sugar levels. Dragon Fruit can help maintain blood sugar levels and even fight diabetes. The fibre in the fruit can help regulate diabetes and suppress sugar spikes. 

7. Anti Cancer


Dragon Fruit has antioxidants called hydroxycinnamates which help prevent cancer. It also has lycopene (typically found in tomatoes) which is beneficial in protecting the body from chemical and natural toxins. Being rich in antioxidants means the Dragon Fruit is great for preventing cell damage and inflammation. 

 

Ensuring Safe Consumption

 

Please refer to this page for further information.


Disclaimer:

 

The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.
 
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