The dragon fruit ( the English name is Pitahaya, also known as Dragon fruit) under the cactus family, is native to the deserts of Mexico, the countries of Central America and South America. Currently, the plant is also grown in other countries in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand. Dragon fruit is people France to grow in Vietnam than 100 years, but was introduced to the goods from the 1980s.
Vietnam is the only country in Southeast Asia have grown dragon fruit growing focus on commercial scale in a large area. Currently dragon fruit growing area most concentrated with 20.041 ha in Binh Thuan (2012), and the rest of Long An, Tien Giang and scattered in some other place.
Vietnam Farmer innovation with industry abandoned dragon export as many foreigners surprise. At present, our country has been exported to many countries such as fresh dragon fruit. Especially the Japanese market due to phytosanitary very strict in recent years has signed a frozen dragon fruit.
In Binh Thuan in particular and the South in general dragon fruit season occurs from April to October garden, most clearly from May to August. Apart from this, some growers have found progress, gradually complete step lighting techniques to produce fruit for harvesting initiative, helps plant dragon fruit fruit year-round, improve economic efficiency. In recent years Thailand, Taiwan and China have begun to study this plant.
Nutrient composition of dragon fruit:
New dragon fruit is listed group list "super foods" with a number of health benefits and certainly high nutritional value. Although it is not a "magic bullet" treatment effect, dragon fruit is a delicious but nutritious.
Dragon fruit can be eaten raw or cooked.
On average, a dragon fruit contains about 60 calories, 60 mg sodium, 8 g sugars and 1 g fiber.
Unlike other fruits, in addition to the above nutrients, dragon fruit also contains 2 grams of saturated fat and 2 grams of protein. Most of the fat content and protein are found in the black seed, the tiny dragon fruit.
Legend has it that the dragon fruit (also called tree "dragon") was created by a dragon before it died. Dragon fruit is a member of the cactus family and is cultivated throughout the world, including many in Asia, Philippines. Mexico, South America. This fruit is also known by other names such as flowers blooming cactus moon at night ... The name 'dragon fruit' comes from the leaves as red as the surrounding outer scales. Part of dragon fruit flesh dotted with tiny beads, black seed beads with a kiwi fruit. Texture and flavor of dragon fruit is similar to kiwi and watermelon.
The benefits dragon fruit bring:
Dragon fruit contains an important content of vitamin C, carotene, calcium, some vitamin B, a number of nutrients and other antioxidants. These nutrients help the digestive system work better, giving you a healthy immune system, abundant energy. Also, dragon fruit is very good skin and eyesight.