Thursday, July 5, 2012

How to Eat a Dragon {Fruit}

We stumbled across this little beauty at WinCo yesterday
I having a love for almost all fruits
wanted to give it a whirl 
Health Benefits of Dragon Fruit

  •  Filled with antioxidants, which help to protect against cancer causing radicals 
  • Helps to lower high blood pressure and cholesterol 
  • Helps fight against asthma, when eat on a regular basis
  • Great source of Vitamin C
  • Enhances the immune system to promote quick healing for cuts and bruises
  • Is high in a varity of vitamins and is known as the multivitamin fruit
  • Increases energy production and increases metabolism
  • Vitamin B3 in it helps to improve your skin
  • Reduces blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Its a good source of phosphorus and calcium

Now you might be wondering
How the heck do I eat a dragon fruit? 
l after some quick research on Google
Follow the steps below:

Step #1: Wash the fruit
Step #2: Cut ends off of the fruit
 Step #3: Gawk at the fruit inside
Definitely, a funky fruit
Step #4: Slice the fruit in half
Step #5: Spoon out the flesh inside
like an avocado
 Step #6: Skim the outer edge of the flesh (the pink area) 
Research showed that the flesh is not healthy to eat
Step #7: Cut into Cubes
 Step #8: Enjoy
You can also use this fruit in fruit salads for a fun tropical feel or we added it to a tropical smoothie.

P.S. There are different types of dragon fruit white flesh vs red flesh. We tried the white flesh, which apparently is the blander flavor of the two. The sweetest is the red flesh so if you can find that variety eat that one. Taste is similar to that of a really mild melon. Try it for yourself!

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  1. OMG. I've never heard of this before (surprise, surprise, coming from this sheltered midwesterner). This is seriously boggling my mind right now. Like my mind is officially blown. lol

  2. Did you get a chance to try it? If you did I hope you tried the red version. Your comment made me smile. I follow your blog and love it.