Dragon Fruit; an Exotic Fruit

The dragon fruit comes from the cactus family plants. The color combination of beautiful pink and white in the flesh makes it an exotic fruit, even more it has a mild sweet flavor and so juicy.

Dragon fruit is usually consumed as fresh fruit itself for  relieving thirst, because the dragon fruit contains high water content of about 90% of  weight. It was pretty sweet because it contains sugar  reaches 13-18 briks. Dragon fruit can also be drank as juice,  jam or candy, etc.

According to Leong from Johncola Pitaya AL Food R & D, an organization that examines the red dragon fruit, this fruit is quite rich with a variety of vitamins and mineral substances which help increase endurance and beneficial for metabolism in the human body.

Research shows that dragon fruit is excellent for the circulatory system, also gives the effect of reducing the emotional pressures and neutralize toxic in the blood. Research also shows this fruit can prevent colon cancer,  preventing high cholesterol content in the blood and reduce levels of fat in the body

Overall, every red dragon fruit contain adequate protein can increase metabolism and maintain cardiovascular health; fiber (to prevent colon cancer, diabetes and diet); carotene (eye health, strengthen the brain and prevent the entry of the disease), calcium (bone strengthening).

Dragon fruit also contain adequate iron to increase the blood; vitamin B1 (prevent fever entity); vitamin B2 (add to taste), vitamin B3 (lower cholesterol) and vitamin C (increase slipperiness, smoothness of skin and prevent acne).

Currently, Vietnam and Thailand is the largest supplier of dragon fruit in the world, but the demand could be met just 50% only. This is a great opportunity if you are interested to start a business on  dragon fruit.

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