​Dragon fruit: nutritious from fruit… to flower

1. Overview of dragon fruit

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit rich in nutritional value. There is a lot of evidence that this fruit can provide many valuable health benefits, such as supplementing with antioxidants, preventing cancer and boosting the body’s immune system.

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.

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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.

2. Is dragon fruit flower edible, is it good?

Many people think that dragon fruit flowers have no value, but it is not. Dragon fruit flowers contain many healthy nutrients and are often processed into teas and attractive dishes.

Contains high amount of vitamin C
Some studies have proven that dragon fruit flowers contain a large amount of vitamin C. This is one of the vegetables that you can consume to supplement vitamin C content for your body. Vitamin C is great for the immune system and improves the skin by optimizing collagen production.

Rich in antioxidants
According to science, just like dragon fruit, dragon fruit flowers are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are essential for the human body’s metabolism.

Great source of potassium

3. Uses of dragon fruit flowers

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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