In 100 grams of dragon fruit, the water is quite high, up to 90 percent; the fiber is up to 0.9 gram while vitamin C is up to 25 milligrams.
Meanwhile, the minerals contained in the dragon fruit, among others, are calcium, phosphorus, and iron. There're also antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, lycopene, and phyto-albumin. The fat mainly contained in the seeds is in the form of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Dragon fruit is a cure for diabetes. If you're with diabetes type 2, it's recommended to eat dragon fruit frequently because the fiber can manage blood sugar.
Lycopene in the red flesh has anticancer properties. The anticancer properties are as well as this fruit contains phyto-albumin, and high fiber and antioxidants.
The fruit is also very good for the circulatory system, effective to reduce emotional stress and neutralize toxins in the blood, including heavy metals. The dragon fruit can also lower cholesterol, improve kidney and bone functions, as well as the working of the brain.
Choose a ripe dragon fruit. It's soft when pressed, and the color of the skin is charmingly pink. Select all the smooth skin.
How to eat it? Just peel the skin as well as a mango or papaya, then cut in half, and take it to eat.
Just as apples and pears, this fruit can be retained for a long time, but don't forget to fill in the refrigerator.
One more thing is, don't be surprised when eating too many dragon fruits, your urine can be red.
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