​Dragon fruit: nutritious from fruit… to flower

External dragon fruit for ornamental purposes, food and as a beverage, dessert is very popular in tropical countries and some temperate countries; It also has medicinal properties.

The skin of the dragon fruit is quite thick, accounting for 26% of the weight of the fruit, helping to preserve it for a long time without being spoiled.

Nutritionally, in 100g edible portion of dragon fruit contains: water 84g, protein 1.4g, lipid 0.4g, glucid 11.8g, cellulose 1.4g, vitamin C 8mg, a little vitamin A, mucilage .

In addition, scientists also estimate that just about 600-700g of dragon fruit is enough to provide the necessary amount of vitamin C for the body, against scurvy and some diseases caused by vitamin C deficiency.

Dragon fruit must be ripe to eat, but some people like the sweet and sour taste when the fruit is not ripe.

According to Oriental medicine, dragon fruit has sweet, sour, cool properties, heat-clearing effect, laxative, only concept, chemical phlegm. People use dragon fruit to cool down, laxative. In particular, the mucus in the dragon fruit helps to reduce the cholesterol of food and bile salts. Therefore, obese people, people with high blood cholesterol should eat dragon fruit.

Dragon fruit is also used to prepare many dishes such as: dragon fruit salad, dragon fruit salad, fried dragon fruit, dragon fruit cooked in fish soup, fish with dragon fruit sauce, dragon fruit tea, dragon fruit juice, dragon fruit smoothie , dragon fruit jelly, dried dragon fruit make detox very good for health…

Dragon fruit is also suitable for people with diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic constipation.

The stem of dragon fruit has the effect of relaxation (helps tendons and bones to stretch and strengthen and clear the meridians) and detoxification.

The trunk of the dragon fruit tree is peeled and thorns, washed thoroughly with dilute salt water, pounded with water to apply or use the residue to treat fire burns, boiling water burns, parotid gland inflammation, boils, broken bones.

Dragon fruit flowers have a tonic effect, except for cough. When blooming, dragon fruit flowers have a beautiful white color like Quynh flowers, used to treat bronchitis, tuberculosis lymph node inflammation, alcohol detoxification. Dosage 15-30g fresh, excellent drink or 10-12g dry drink, brew tea to drink. People also cook dragon fruit flowers with lean pork to make nutritious soup, cure weak lungs or cough phlegm.

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