Dragon fruit, An All Natural Candy
This is just a quick post on how to use dragon fruit as a desert and why it's preferable. Dragon fruit is full of anti-oxidants and lycopene. Both are helpful in preventing disease.
Dragon fruit is also one of the most attractive and exotic looking fruits in the world. Dragon fruit is super easy to peel and cut making it fast was well as healthy and pretty.
Even kids will go for this over fruit over candy with it's bright pink appearance and exotic name. You can just cut into it and peel it or cut it into funky shapes and serve with a toothpick. It's an awesome invention of nature and it reminds me of the planet Pandora from the Movie Avatar. I can't get enough and my step-sister's sons dug it too proving that kiddos will go for it.
The flesh is high in fructose which is a simple carbohydrate and has absolutely zero complex carbohydrates. Because of that, you do have to watch how much you consume as it converts quickly to blood sugar. When the body is overwhelmed too often in this way it can lead to insulin resistant diabetes type II.
It grows on a cactus that looks like a Christmas cactus to me and is from South America originally.
You can find it all over Thailand and Vietnam and now you can find it increasingly available in fancier American markets. We bought this one at the Vietnamese market in Oklahoma City when visiting my dad.
For the detailed nutrition facts you can visit this website where they also have some suggested servings beyond what I already stated. Please comment and let us know how you like to serve it. 🙂