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Dragon Fruit (Pink Flesh) Plant (Selenicereus Undatus)

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  • Dragon Fruit (Pitaya): A Nutrient-Rich Marvel

    • Common Names: Pitaya, Pink Flesh Fruit
    • Botanical Name: Selenicereus Undatus
  • General Information:

    • Dragon fruit, also known as Pitaya, originated in South America. Its distinctive appearance, resembling dragon scales, earned it the name Dragon Fruit.
    • Belonging to the cactus family, particularly the climbing cactus category, Dragon Fruit features a unique aesthetic with aerial roots as the plant matures.
    • Purple dragon fruit, a variety like Hylocereus polyrhizus, showcases the richness of red dragon fruit varieties. This cactus thrives in sunny and dry conditions.
  • Health Benefits:

    • Rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin, Dragon Fruit protects cells from free radical damage, contributing to disease prevention and anti-aging effects.
    • Being naturally fat-free and high in fiber, Dragon Fruit is an excellent snack choice, promoting a sense of fullness between meals.
    • Studies on mice suggest that Dragon Fruit may help lower blood sugar levels, potentially by repairing damaged cells in the pancreas responsible for insulin production.
    • Dragon Fruit contains prebiotics that nourish probiotics in the gut, fostering a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria. This can improve digestion and protect against harmful microbes.
    • High in vitamin C and antioxidants, Dragon Fruit contributes to a robust immune system, defending against infections and supporting overall health.
    • Dragon Fruit's iron content, coupled with vitamin C, enhances iron absorption, vital for oxygen transport and energy production.
  • Cultivation Details:

    • Thriving in dry, sunny conditions, Dragon Fruit plants require a support structure as they climb and mature.
    • Blooming Time/Year: 1 Year
    • Maintenance Required: Moderate