Dragon Fruit, the Exotic Fruit of Summer

Dragon Fruit, the Exotic Fruit of Summer

Dragon fruit is an exotic fruit known under multiple names such as pitahaya or picajón. It is called dragon fruit because the plant that produces it climbs up the trunks of trees and intertwines in the shape of a dragon’s body. It is an exotic fruit with a mild and pleasant taste that is ideal for Smoothies.

This exotic fruit comes from a cactus, which is characterised by flowering only at night and typically grows in dry tropical or subtropical environments. Pitaya has a very sweet aroma and taste and is noted for its numerous nutritional properties and benefits.

Properties

  • Micronutrients: Vitamins C, B and A, minerals such as phosphorus. calcium and iron and phenols (they give colour to the fruit and have antioxidant action).
  • Macronutrients: small amounts of carbohydrates, little vegetable protein and virtually no fat content.
  • High fibre content
  • Low calorific value

Benefits

  • Delays cellular ageing.
  • Pitaya seeds contain Omega 3 fats, ideal for strengthening the immune system and fighting disease.
  • Stimulates the production of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets.
  • May prevent arteriosclerosis.
  • It is an excellent fruit for fast digestion and detoxifying the organism. In other words, it has laxative properties that help regulate intestinal transit.
  • Due to its high fibre content, it is a satiating food.
  • It reduces the risk of cerebral and cardiac infarction.
  • It helps to prevent kidney stones.
  • Given its high source of natural antioxidants, regular consumption reduces the proliferation of free radicals, which are responsible for the development of cancerous tumours and other serious diseases in our bodies.
  • Regulates blood sugar levels.
  • Stimulates collagen production.
  • Excellent for the formation of bones and teeth
  • Reduces uric acid levels

Our Smoothie Dragon Fruit Mix contains 40% of this exotic fruit combined with strawberry and mango giving it a special flavour you won’t be able to resist this summer.

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