Dragon Fruit Naturally Detoxes Heavy Metals

Dragon Fruit inside
White creamy texture

In California you will find some very unusual fruits and veggies at the farmers markets.  The Dragon Fruit has to be one of the most interesting fruits I have found with so many wonderful benefits.  It is a beautiful fruit with lots of color and tastes great!

The dragon fruit is also known as pitaya.  This fruit comes from a night-flowering cactus plant known as strawberry pear or mood flower.  The origin of the fruit is in Mexico and South America but can also be found commercially grown in Asia.

I was told the fruit taste similar to kiwi, pear, and watermelon.  I actually juiced the fruit and added passion fruit with it – this was amazing!  The dragon fruit to me tasted like a soft creamy pudding then the passion fruit added a burst of flavor.

Dragon fruit has a high protein and calcium content.  This fruit is known to be a natural appetite stimulant so it’s good for weight loss.  The vitamin c in dragon fruit enables it to help build the immune system and heal cuts and bruises naturally.  The fruit also acts as a natural detoxing agent neutralizing substances like heavy metals.

Nutritional Values of Dragon Fruit:

Following are the nutritional values of dragon fruit present in 100 grams of fruit:

  • Niacin – 1.3 mg
  • Riboflavin – 0.044 mg
  • Thiamine – 0.0 mg
  • Vitamin C – 9 mg
  • Vitamin B3 – 0.43 mg
  • Vitamin B2 – 0.045 mg
  • Vitamin B1 – 0.043 mg
  • Iron – 0.65 mg
  • Phosphorus – 36.1 mg
  • Calcium – 8.8 mg
  • Carotene – 0.012 mg
  • Crude fiber – 0.9 g
  • Fat – 0.61 g
  • Ash – 0.28 g
  • Protein – 0.229 g
  • Moisture – 83 g
  • Others – 0.68 g

I run into some friends at the farmers market.

Me at the market – beautiful day!
Lindsay, Marci, and Lily – fun at the Market!
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