Nutrition – dragonfruit

Out of this world look and nutritional punch

  1. Low in what you don’t want. High in what you need.
    Low in calories but that wild looking fruit packs a wallop of essential vitamins and minerals. That and a substantial amount of dietary fiber.
    Dragon fruit also supplies beneficial plant compounds like polyphenols, carotenoids and betacyanins.
  2. Helps fight inflammation
    Dragonfruit is antioxidant-rich. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals, helping to prevent cell damage and inflammation. Antioxidants have been shown to work best when eaten naturally in food (rather than a supplement). Dragonfruit’s antioxidants include:
    – Vitamin C
    – Betalains, beta-carotene, lycopene
    – Carotenoids
  3. Loaded with Fiber
    Dragonfruit is an excellent choice for meeting your daily fiber needs.
  4. Bacteria can be good for you
    Dragonfruit contains prebiotics, a specific type of fiber, that can potentially improve the balance of good bacteria in your gut
  5. Helps fight infection
    That vitamin C and carotenoids mentioned above may boost your immune system by working to protect white blood cells.
  6. Iron levels can be given a boost
    Iron in a fruit? Unusual but dragonfruit has it.
    Iron helps transport oxygen throughout your body while also working to break food down into energy.
  7. Magnesium too!
    Dragonfruit has more than most fruit. A small amount but this mineral plays an important role in how your body functions.