Nutritional Value of Dragonfruit
Posted by: Clara Fernandes at 9/10/2016 11:40:00 am
India 10 September 2016: Dragon fruit is exotic but its look may scare you away Dragon fruit its sweet and juicy taste will keep you coming back for more. Like other fruits, the dragon fruit is low in calories. Dragon Fruit this fruit are transplanted to Central America probably by Europeans. Dragon Fruit are grown in Southeast Asia, the United States, Israel, Australia, Cyprus and Canary. Dragon Fruit is a healthy diet during pregnancy it is very helpful / benefits for you and your child by giving you the needed nutrition for growth and development and also give you a healthy weight gain. Dragon Fruit (pitahaya) also gives your body with needed vitamins and minerals. Dragon Fruit (pitahaya). Dragon fruit or pitaya is a very beneficial and best choice to eat.
Dragon fruit this sweet fruit is usually red or white in colour with small black seeds and a rich source of vitamin C, carbohydrates, fiber and fat all this is very helpful and beneficial during pregnancy time. Dragon Fruit is a bright pink fruit and its shape with its scaly outer looks exotic.
Pitaya contain a texture similar to kiwi, and it contains small black seeds. During pregnancy it is advised for pregnant women to take essential nutrition and her fetus by eating the fruit dragon.
Dragon Fruit is sweet in flavour and best to eat. Dragon fruit is known as pitaya in Hindi, ajagar phal in Marathi. In Malayalam it is called draigan phal. In Kannada mein draigan phal. In bangaalee mein draigan phal. Dragon fruit has a lots of nutrition, low in calories, zero cholesterol and this fruit is also filled with lots of antioxidants.
The best way to enjoy the goodness of dragon fruit is to eat it fresh so how to eat dragon fruit for that all you need to do is remove the outer part of the fruit and then slice it into two pieces now using a spoon scoop out the inner flesh of the fruit. To make it more tasty and healthy you can add a little honey over the fruit and have it as a quick snack you can also use this amazing fruit to make mocktails and smoothies.Dragon fruit belongs to the cactus family (Hylocereus) Dragon Fruit comes in 3 Types It comes in three varieties, red flesh, white flesh and yellow flesh all of which contains with black seeds and have a mild and sweet taste.
A single dragon fruit weight is around 150 and 600 grams It has a thick covering which cover the soft flesh comprises 40 percent of the fruit weight. Dragon fruit taste best when it is served cold. The sweetest part of the dragon fruit is the central part of the fruit. Dragon Fruit is the best and wonderful fruits with lots of health benefits. Also dragon fruits plays it part in protecting the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide at night and then gives out oxygen to purify the air.
ragon Fruit are Low in calories and keep you full for longer dragon fruit makes a best choice for the person who is looking to lose weight or calorie conscious. One small dragon fruit, weighing 198 grams, has just 60 calories. With 0.03 Calorie per gram dragon fruit is a low calorie snack option. With low calorie option helps us to lose weight and keep you with healthy weight.
Dragon Fruit mostly mostly Carbs With Some Protein and Fat A small serving of dragon fruit contains 14 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of protein and 0.4 grams of fat. Most reason for weight gain are carbs but thry are not bad we should always choose healthy carbs while choosing carbs which are unprocessed and naturally rich in nutrients.
like the one present in dragon fruit Consuming unhealthy carbs which are mostly found in highly processed foods for example white bread, french fries etc can cause a weight gain and also an increase in cardio vascular diseases (Heart Problems)
Dragon Fruit are rich in Vitamin C it provide 15 percent of its daily requirement of its vitamin C. vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin which is needed by the body to make collagen which is the amino acid L-carnitine and neurotransmitters. Vitamin C content of dragon fruit acts as an antioxidant to fight free radicals which lowers the chances of heart disease and cancer. Vitamin C also helps to activate other antioxidants in your body like vitamin E. Consuming dragon fruits helps to strengthen our immune system and also help to heal your bruises and wound faster. With daily eating of dragon fruits will help keep off chronic respiratory problems like asthma and cough away.
Dragon fruits also contain Vitamin B such as B1 for good carbohydrate metabolism, B2 help you in recovery and increases your appetite and B3 for lowering the bad cholesterol while benefiting your skin condition. Dragon fruits are contain minerals such as calcium which helps us in stronger bones and teeth, phosphorus for tissue formation and iron which helps for healthy blood. A single dragon fruit has 8.8g of calcium, 36.1mg of phosphorus and 0.65mg of iron.
Calcium and iron content keep your bones and blood healthy. Dragon fruit is a fruit with high nutritional value its because of its calcium content. One portion of dragon fruit meet 1 percent of the daily value. Dragon fruit is a best source of iron One portion of dragon fruit meet 8 percent of the daily value. Its helps in promoting the health of our bones, For proper functioning of muscle and nerve transmission calcium is needed. Iron is essential for carrying oxygen throughout our body. The dragon fruit is high in vitamin C content increases the body ability to absorb more iron from the fruit.
Dragon Fruit are not only rich in energy but also in good fats. Healthy fats like omega 3 and omega 6 found in dragon fruit promote brain formation of your unborn baby. One portion of dragon fruit contain 0.1 to 0.6 grams of fats mostly monounsaturated fats. Eating healthy fats like omega 3 and omega 6 supports healthy weight gain at the time of pregnancy. Dragon fruits do not contain cholesterol saturated fat and trans fat. Eating Dragon Fruit manage your blood pressure and also keep your cholesterol level on control. The seeds of dragon fruits are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids such as omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids which are a good fats which helps us to lessens the chances of triglycerides and lower the risk of cardiovascular Problem ( Heart Diseases)
Dragon Fruit contain Phytoalbumins which have antioxidant power that stops the formation of cancer cells. Cancer take place when many cells are damage by free radicals and they start to multiply without any control hence fruit like dragon fruit, Nuts, Berries and seeds which are rich in antioxidant should be included in our diet. Dragon fruit are mostly found in tropical and sub tropical regions where there are very little rainfall and lots of sunlight Once every year at night the dragon fruit cacti blooms its a very beautiful fragrant and creamy white flowers which blossom and wither just before the sun rises.
Lycopene is a compound found in dragon fruit which is responsible for its red color and it is said to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The minimum requirement of lycopene to reduce the risk of cancer is 2,498 mcg per day.
Dragon fruit is a very delicious fruit with a low calorie count but keeps you full for longer. Its an amazing snacking option for weight watchers. Every 100 grams portion of dragon fruit contains 60 calories, 18 calories from fat (all unsaturated), 8 calories from protein and 34 calories from carbohydrates. The carbohydrates in dragon fruit can be easily be broken by the body as it doesn't contain complex carbohydrates.