Efficacy of Dragon Fruit | Dragon fruit has beneficial properties for human health, such as balancing blood sugar levels, protective oral health, prevention of colon cancer, reduce cholesterol, preventing bleeding.
Dragon fruit is usually consumed as fresh fruit, as relieving thirst, because the dragon fruit contains a high water content of about 90% of the weight of the fruit. It was pretty sweet, because it contains sugar content reaches 13-18 briks. Dragon fruit can also be presented in the form of juice, fruit juice, sweets and jam, or various forms of presentation according to your taste.
In general, the experts agree and acknowledge that dragon fruit is rich in potassium, ferum, protein, fiber, sodium and calcium are good for health versus other fruits that are imported.
According to AL Leong from Johncola Pitaya Food R&D, an organization that examines the red dragon fruit, cactus honey fruit is quite rich with a variety of vitamins and mineral substances which greatly helped improve the durability and useful for metabolism in the human body.
"Research shows that red dragon fruit is very good for the circulatory system, also gives the effect of reducing emotional stress and neutralize toxic in the blood." Research also shows this fruit can prevent colon cancer, in addition to preventing high cholesterol content in the blood and reduce levels of fat in body." he said.
Dragon fruit also contains iron to increase the blood, vitamin B1 (to prevent fever entity); vitamin B2 (add to taste), vitamin B3 (lower cholesterol) and vitamin C (increase slipperiness, smoothness of skin and prevent acne).
Here is a complete nutritional content of dragon fruit:
Sugar content: 13-18 briks
Carbohydrates: 11.5 g
Acid: 0.139 g
Protein: 0.53 g
Fiber: 0.71 g
Calcium: 134.5 mg
Phosphorus: 8.7 mg
Magnesium: 60.4 mg
Vitamin C: 9.4 mg