Dragon Fruit which is also called Pitahaya has a scientific name is Hylocereus undatus. Dragon Fruits belong to the cactus family originating from desert areas in Mexico and Colombia. Dragon Fruit has been grown in Vietnam from the early 20th century but it has just became goods since 1990s. Vietnam is the unique country growing dragon fruit on the commercial scale in South-East Asia.
Dragon Fruit is a special fruit with high export value because of its attraction in the shape, the color, the taste and the nutrition. This fruit contains a lot of water and minerals with many different nutrition ingredients. It tastes light sweet and it’s good for liver, laxative, supplementing fiber and very suitable for diet. Besides, dragon fruit is also good for person who has a high blood pressure. According to popular experience, obese person who has eaten dragon fruit regularly can reduce his/her weight naturally and have a beautiful balanced body but it does not influence on his/her health. Moreover, eating this fruit can stop and reduce diabetes. Hence, dragon fruit is a favorite fruit of many people especially Asian customers.
Through analyzing biochemical ingredients on 100 g dragon fruit pulp, it has 8-10 g of sugar content and 3,4-9,4 mg of vitamin C. Dragon Fruit contains more mineral than other fruits especially potassium and iron.
BIOCHEMICAL INGREDIENTS AND NUTRITION OF DRAGON FRUIT
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Source: Department of Binh thuan Agriculture and Developing Rural