In the early 1800s, the Dragon fruit was introduced to Asia by the French via Vietnam. Before this, it was a local food for Mexico, Central America and South America. Like every wonder of history, this fruit also holds a symbolic and mythological meaning. In the context of killing of the dragon, these fruits were gathered in front of the Emperor as a sign of victory and joy.Not only taste, but also with its wonderful variations in colors, dragon fruit catches the eyes of the crowd. The flesh of dragon fruit can vary from white (with pink or yellow skin) to hot pink or deep red with tiny black seeds. The Flavor is associated with the color of the flesh: whitish dragon fruit often has a mild taste while darker, redder flesh can be sweeter and juicier.
Upholding its name as pitaya and pitahaya depending on genus, as well as strawberry pear and even night-blooming cereus proved its influence on the health sector with ample amounts of benefits. Starting from fighting chronic diseases, preventing infection, facilitating bowel movements, preventing cardiac diseases, anemia etc.
Sharing a mysterious fruit - itself can be a wonder to this world!