DRAGON FRUIT an ornamental vine and a fruit plant
Gardening Aug 13, 2020
Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years.
Though people primarily enjoy it for its unique look and taste, evidence suggests it may provide health benefits as well.
Dragon fruit is a sprawling or vining, terrestrial or epiphytic cactus. They climb by use of aerial roots and can reach a height 10 meters or more growing on rocks and trees.
Dragon Fruit comes in red and yellow skinned varieties.
Nutrients found in Dragon Fruit
Fat: 0 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 22 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Sugars: 13 grams
Vitamin A: 100 international units (IU)
Vitamin C: 4 milligrams
Calcium: 31 milligrams
Iron: 1 gram
Magnesium: 68 milligrams
Dragon Fruit Health Benefits:
Dragon Fruit Strengthens Kidney Function. Sajen for this god is very beneficial for human health. Fruits rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals are able to prevent various degenerative diseases, reduce emotional stress, and neutralize toxins in the blood.
It’s rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin.
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.
It contains prebiotics, which are foods that feed the healthy bacteria called probiotics in your gut. dragon fruit encourages the growth of the probiotics lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
It can strengthen your immune system. Dragon fruit is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which are good for your immune system
It can boost your iron levels. Iron is important for moving oxygen through your body and giving you energy, and dragon fruit has iron.
With all these above Nutrition and health benefits we can grow Dragon Fruit easily on our Terrace and balcony.
Here is some of the photos which me and my friends had grown on my terrace.
Key words – Dragon Fruit , Health Benifits , Nutrition , Training.
Written by: Darshan U (Msc in Plant pathology)