What's special about it?
Dragon fruit is beautiful, delicious, and nutritious. Its juicy pulp is refreshing and ranges from subtly sweet to tart. It is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. It is believed to prevent colon cancer and diabetes, neutralize toxic substances such as heavy metals, reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure, prevent bleeding, and promote dental health. It is high in vitamin C, phosphorus, and calcium, and it helps develop strong bones, teeth, and skin.
Where is it grown?
Native to South and Central America, where it is called pitahaya, dragon fruit is cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. Currently, most dragon fruit are commercially grown in Vietnam, Thailand, and south China. However, production is rapidly increasing, with dragon fruit being grown in the Philippines, Micronesia, Israel, Australia, and also in Hawaii, which has an ideal climate for dragon fruit production.