Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya/Pitaya) belongs to the cactii family. The pitaya plant is a climbing cactus, and the plant’s flower is impressive — not only visually, but also with the brief window it provides for pollination. The flower opens in the evening, ready for bats, moths, or hand-pollination, and by morning it wilts. Dragon fruit has high levels of both the insoluble and soluble fiber. These fibers can improve the digestive system, which in turn will reduce the accumulation of dietary cholesterol in your system. The flavanoid antioxidants present in red flesh dragon fruit is responsible for a reduction in blood sugar levels and hence, if you suffer from Type 2 diabetes, eating the red flesh dragon fruit can help control your glucose level. The red fleshed varieties contain lycopene which is a natural antioxidant known to fight cancer, heart disease, and lower blood pressure.
Ships in 2.5kg and 4.5 kg boxes