Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit

The Kingdom of Thailand is teeming with exotic traditions, unusual people and sometimes very strange fruit. Perhaps one of the most unusual fruits as the taste and appearance, a little fragrant, slightly sweet and rich flavor is a dragon fruit or also called "Dragon fruit" or "Prickly pear" for its characteristic appearance.

Dragon fruit is several species of cacti of the genera Hylocereus and Stenocereus. The wide distribution of this fruit received in South and Central America, Mexico and cultivated in South-West Asia – Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, etc.

Dragon fruit is of several types, they all taste good and edible. They differ in size, color of the fruit and pulp. The color of the fruit is usually red, but yellow. Could be inside the pulp is white and red. The rind is easily removed, exposing the juicy pulp with black seeds. The fruit is usually cut vertically into two halves and then into slices and eat the flesh with a spoon. The peel is not edible.

This fruit is useful when stomach problems who have diabetes and various endocrine disorders. In dragon fruit contains a lot of 90% water, rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus; and the vitamins B,C and E.

So is this fruit used in cooking desserts and drinks. The home of the fruit used to produce wine and liquor. With ice cream and yoghurt, the pulp of the fruit blend well. It is also the basis for jelly.

But, as with any exotic fruit, Dragon fruit may be poorly tolerated by the body and cause an allergic reaction, heartburn, flatulence and diarrhea. So if you are trying this for the first time, better to restrict to a small piece. If the reaction is not, can eat as much as you want. And, that children, still, it is better not to give, especially those who have diathesis.

Bon appetit!