Here is the nutrition information for a 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving:
0 gram of fat
Carbohydrates: 13 g
3 percent of the RDI for vitamin C
4% of the RDI for iron
10% of the RDI for magnesium
Dragon fruit is a very nutrient-dense fruit due to its high fiber and magnesium content, as well as its exceptionally low-calorie level. Dragon fruit has a variety of antioxidants. The following are some of the most important antioxidants found in dragon fruit pulp:
* Betalains: These deep red pigments found in the pulp of red dragon fruit have been demonstrated to protect "bad" LDL cholesterol from getting oxidized or destroyed.
* Hydroxycinnamates: This class of chemicals has been shown in animal and test-tube investigations to have anticancer action.
* Flavonoids: This broad group of antioxidants has been linked to improved brain health and a lower risk of heart disease.
Dragon fruit, both red and white, has been found to decrease insulin resistance and fatty liver. Prebiotic fiber in dragon fruit stimulates the growth of good bacteria in your stomach, potentially boosting metabolic health.
The Dragon fruit will keep for a few days on the counter; if you want to preserve it longer, put it in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator. If ripe, dragon fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. If ripe, it will only last approximately 24 hours on the counter. It will stay in the freezer for as long as you need it. Just don't leave it there for more than three weeks or you'll lose a lot of taste.