More Than Meets The Eye!
Dragon fruit is a wonderfruit! This is according to Indian scientist Monica Joshi from the Patel School of Pharmacy and Technology Management in Mumbai.
So let’s explore why this fruit is so wonderful. Number one, the flesh of pink dragon fruit produces a beautiful fuchsia color that can be used as a natural coloring agent.
Next, the fruit is high in antioxidants such as lycopene and betacyanin. Antioxidants are compounds which bind unstable elements known as free radicals. Since free radicals are often associated with being an underlying cause of cancer in humans, antioxidants may also be considered to have anti-cancer properties.
Thirdly, dragon fruit is considered to be a fruit that helps to mitigate the symptoms of diabetes. The entire fruit, flesh and seeds possess vitamins and minerals.
To incorporate this super fruit into your daily routine, try it in Hibiscus Apple Cinnamon Tea by Steepers Only.
Joshi M, Prabhakar B. Phytoconstituents and pharmaco-therapeutic benefits of pitaya: A wonder fruit. J Food Biochem. 2020 Jul;44(7):e13260. doi: 10.1111/jfbc.13260. Epub 2020 May 7. PMID: 32378233.