What is dragon fruit and what are its benefits?

What is dragon fruit and what are its benefits?

Dragon fruit has bright red skin with green scales resembling a dragon, hence the name.

Two common varieties are one with white pulp and black seeds and the second with red pulp and black seeds.

This exotic fruit contains small amounts of several nutrients such as iron, magnesium and fiber.

Dragon fruit pulp also contains antioxidants like betalains, hydroxycinnamates and flavonoids.

It is low in calories, making it a perfect everyday snack.

Both red and white varieties of dragon fruit are helpful in reducing insulin resistance and liver fat in animals.

Further study is required to confirm the benefits of dragon fruit for people with type 2 diabetes.

For the most part, dragon fruit is safe to eat but consult your doctor in case you develop any side effects.