Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit
Dragon Fruit

This bizarre and beautiful looking cactus fruit is packed with antioxidants and tons of vitamin C to boost your immune system and keep you healthier longer! Also known as pitaya, dragon fruit is grown in the United States in Hawaii, California, and Florida and is believed to be native to Central and South America. Its high fiber content means it's excellent for digestion and also helps maintain blood sugar levels in diabetics. Sweet and tart, you can eat it like a kiwi, cutting it in half and spooning out the inner flesh, or simply cut it in horizontal quarters and peel off the rind.

Selection Process

Dragon fruits are often found in Asian markets. Look for bright, even-colored skin. There should be a little give, similar to that of a ripe kiwi. If the flesh is firm, it will take a few days to ripen.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 fruit (100.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 60.0

% Daily Value*

Total fat 1.5g 2.3%

Saturated Fat 0.1g 0.3%

Sodium 60.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 9.0g 3.0%

Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4.0%

Sugars 8.0g

Protein 2.0g

Iron 8.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.