#FoodieFriday - Dragon Fruit

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Beautiful dragon fruit at the farmers market. Read below for some foodie facts about this beautiful fruit! #FoodieFriday 

Dragon fruit was originally known as pitaya. This night-flowering cactus plant is also known as strawberry pear, skogkaktus, pa-ni-ni, catobarse, long gou, Moonflower, Queen of the night, and the Lady of the Night.

There are many health benefits of the dragon fruit. It is rich in fibers, vitamin C, potassium, calcium and especially phytoalbumins, which are highly valued for their antioxidant properties.

In holistic nutrition, the dragon fruit has been known to help the digestive process, neutralize toxic substances such as heavy metal, reduce cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

So much goodness packed into this pretty pink fruit!

XO - Serena