Unleash the Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is one of the strangest-looking fruits in the market. Also known as Pitaya, dragon fruit is packed with nutrients and tastes a lot like Kiwi. Let’s look at the reasons we should include dragon fruit in our daily diet.

Health benefits of dragon fruits

Dragon fruit has 80% water content, and vitamin C along with other nutrients such as iron, protein, and calcium. As dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C and water, it is the right kind of fruit for those counting calories and with skin concerns. It helps in treating acne, prevents early aging, softens and moisturizes the skin, helps overcome sunburns, and also safeguards the skin from harmful UV rays. It also has lycopene which lowers the risk of cancer.

In addition, dragon fruit also helps in reducing the risk of anaemia during pregnancy, and preventing inflammation, if any.

Sourcing of dragon fruit

Dragon fruit is primarily grown in southern Mexico, Costa Rica and El Salvador. It is a type of cactus and grows in tropical regions. It is also grown in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Uruguay. The tropical fruit grows during the summer – from July to October in Europe, and between December and March in Mexico, Asia, and other parts of South America.

Recipes

Let’s try our hand at making a dish using dragon fruits that is simple yet packed with nutrition.

Dragon fruit smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 dragon fruit
  • Milk
  • Sugar (optional)

Method

  1. Take a dragon fruit and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Add the cut pieces, milk, and sugar in a blender and blitz them till the mixture gets a smooth consistency. Blending on low speed is recommended to make sure there are no lumps.
  3. You may add dry fruits like almonds and cashews to it, if you wish.
  4. Your dragon fruit smoothie is ready! You can have this for breakfast or as a midday snack.

Why L’exotique?

Do you wish to lay your hands on premium quality dragon fruits? If yes, then L’exotique is the brand for you. Here’s why L’exotique is the best.

  • Premium quality: L’exotique provides premium quality, imported, hand-picked fruits which are sourced directly from the finest orchards across the globe.
  • Excellent supply chain management: We are one of the top importers in India, sourcing fruits from 5 continents and 10 countries spanning both hemispheres, and supplying to 50 cities across India.
  • Customer satisfaction: Customers are our top priority, and we believe in giving the best to our customers to keep them happy.

When you buy fruits from L’exotique, we guarantee quality, hygiene, and freshness. Our quality-assured farm-fresh exotic fruits go through in-depth standardized checks before they reach you. Our brand is built on quality and trust.

FAQs

  • Do dragon fruit and milk go together?

Yes, dragon fruit and milk can be consumed together by blending them together into a milkshake or smoothie.

  • Who should not eat dragon fruit?

People who are allergic to dragon fruit should avoid consuming this fruit. You may experience itchiness in the throat or swollen lips on consuming.

  • What happens if you eat dragon fruit every day?

Dragon fruit is a great snack and can be eaten on a daily basis as it is low in calories and rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. However, anything in excess is not good for your body. Eating too much of this fruit can lead to health issues such as intestinal obstruction, stomach discomfort, etc.

  • Where did dragon fruit originate?

Dragon fruit originated in Central and South America. Besides Central and South America, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Israel export dragon fruit. About 80% of dragon fruit produced in Vietnam is exported to China.

  • How many calories does dragon fruit have?

As per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a dragon fruit has 60 calories.
 

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