#FoodieFriday – Dragon Fruit

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Beautiful dragon fruit at the farmers market. Read below for some foodie facts about this beautiful fruit! #FoodieFriday 

Dragon fruit was originally known as pitaya. This night-flowering cactus plant is also known as strawberry pear, skogkaktus, pa-ni-ni, catobarse, long gou, Moonflower, Queen of the night, and the Lady of the Night.

There are many health benefits of the dragon fruit. It is rich in fibers, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and especially phytoalbumins, which are highly valued for their antioxidant properties.

In holistic nutrition, the dragon fruit has been known to help the digestive process, neutralize toxic substances such as heavy metal, reduce cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

So much goodness packed into this pretty pink fruit!

XO – Serena

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This content is strictly the opinion of Chef Serena Poon and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Serena nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

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