ALL ABOUT DRAGON FRUITS
Dragon fruit (also known as pitaya) is one of nature’s most unique exotic fruits. They are mainly grown and exported from several Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam. In Vietnam, the areas with suitable climate and soil to create the best quality of dragon fruit are Binh Thuan, Tien Giang. Dragon fruits have many varieties, but two main popular types in Vietnam are White dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) and Red dragon fruit (Hylocereus costaricensis)
Dragon fruit is low in calories, yet offers numerous nutrients, including vitamin C, B vitamins, phosphorus, protein, calcium, captin and antioxidants. It has been proven to help lower blood pressure levels, strengthen bones and teeth, promote healthy blood and tissue formation, strengthen the immune system, heal bruises and wounds faster, and inhibit health problems in your respiratory system. Especially, red dragon fruit has the high volume of lycopene - a cancer preventative substance, which exists in red fruits like carrot and baby jackfruits.