Pitaya or the widely-known as Dragon Fruit is indigenous to Central America but is also grown and exported from several Southeast Asian countries, such as Thailand and Vietnam. They taste sour and refreshing, with juicier flesh and a stronger taste.
Sweet pitahayas come in three types, all with leathery, slightly leafy skin:
The creamy flesh spotted with black seeds gives way to many rich and natural properties. It contain 60 calories each and is rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. It’s easy to prepare, simply slice lengthwise and either scoop out the flesh or quarter it and peel back the leathery skin.
Top Three Surprising Benefits
Simply eating the Dragon Fruit is good enough to make you feel healthy. But what is more exciting are the surprising benefits you can make use out of few portions of the fruit.
Reduces Signs of Aging
Eating a dragon fruit with its rich antioxidants can keep the skin tight and young. You can even make a face mask using the fruit combined with honey as a natural alternative to anti-aging masks.
Treating Colored Hair
Dragon fruit juice is an excellent agent for treating colored hair. By simply putting the juice or a conditioner containing dragon fruit on your scalp, you can protect your chemically treated or colored hair. This will keep the hair follicles open, allowing your hair to breathe and remain healthy and smooth.
Soothe Sunburned Skin
By combining dragon fruit with cucumber juice and honey, you can create a compound much like aloe that can soothe burned skin. Abundant in vitamin B3, dragon fruit can and release heat from the affected area.
Dragon Fruit is more lovely than you know!
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