Dragon fruit is from a fruit tree belonging to the cactus family, a group of dry tropical plants, originating in the desert region of Mexico and Columbia. Dragon fruit was brought to Viet Nam by the French in the 19th century, scattered in the garden, until the 1980s were planted commercially. Most of the dragon fruits grown in Viet Nam are Hylocereus undatus, with red or pink skin/white-fleshed remaining as red-fleshed. The red-skin fruit with white-fleshed accounts for 95%, the remaining 5% is red-skin fruit with red-fleshed.
Benefit Of Dragon Fruit
It’s rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin. These natural substances protect your cells from damage by free radicals — molecules that can lead to diseases like cancer and premature aging.
It’s naturally fat-free and high in fiber. It makes for a good snack because it can help keep you full for longer between meals.
It may help lower your blood sugar. Researchers say this might be partly because it replaces damaged cells in your pancreas that make insulin, the hormone that helps your body break down sugar. But the studies were done on mice, not people. It’s unclear just how much dragon fruit you’d have to eat to get these benefits.