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Dragonfruit (each)

Dragonfruit (each)

Vendor
Artfarm LLC
Regular price
$6.50
Regular price
Sale price
$6.50
Unit price
per 
Availability
Sold out

Average fruit weight 12-13oz.  Priced per fruit.

Dragon fruit—also called pitaya, pitahaya, or strawberry pearis a member of the Cactaceae family (cactus species). The bright pink, bulb-shaped fruit is known for its sweet, fresh taste and unique, ornamental appearance (its spiky scales give it its name). The meat of the dragon fruit ranges from white to deep purple.  

It is grown primarily in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. While the fruit is popular throughout Asia and Central America, it is less commonly consumed in the United States. But dragon fruit can be a healthy and delicious addition to your diet, as it contains vitamins, fiber, and even iron and healthy fats (unusual for a fruit)

Dragon fruit is a naturally low-calorie food, with most of the calories coming from carbs. There are two types of carbohydrate in dragon fruit: naturally occurring sugars (13g per 6-ounce serving) and fiber. You'll get 5 grams of fiber—or about 20% of your recommended daily intake—in a 6-ounce serving.

Some research in animals shows that dragon fruit can improve insulin resistance and decrease blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes.6 A 2017 review of research in humans showed more promise for dragon fruit reducing blood glucose levels in people with prediabetes, rather than type 2 diabetes.