I got myself a Juice recipe book recently. I found the page of making dragon fruit juice with milk. I like everything with milk currently.
Dragon Fruit Nutrition.
Dragon fruit, also known as pitahaya or pitaya, is the fruit of a cactus and is as beautiful as it is delicious and nutritious. The color of dragon fruit varies from bright yellow to deep magenta. The oval-shaped fruit is about the size of an orange and is covered with spike formations, giving it its dragon nickname. The inside of the fruit is filled with a sweet, semi-translucent pulp and tiny black edible seeds.
Dragon fruit is a fabulous source of vitamin C, with just 100 grams of dried dragon fruit or one piece of fresh fruit fulfilling almost 50 percent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recommended daily intake. Vitamin C is an important immune system support and can even help to shorten the duration and severity of the common cold.
Dragon fruit is packed full of antioxidants, which work to protect the body's cells from damage caused by free radicals that can speed aging and even form cancerous tissues.
For those trying to increase their daily fiber intake, dragon fruit can be a sweet alternative. About half of a large dragon fruit, or 100 grams, can contain up to 1 gram of fiber, while each 100 grams of dried fruit can have more than 10 grams of fiber.
Fat and Cholesterol
Dragon fruit contains numerous tiny, edible seeds, which means it does have some fat. Because the black seeds are so small, removal from the pulpy flesh of the fruit is difficult and requires straining. The majority of fat found in dragon fruit is monounsaturated fat, which generally is considered a healthier form of fat. While many people working to lower cholesterol are concerned about seeds and nuts, dragon fruit can be added to a healthy diet without concern of affecting cholesterol levels.
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