The dragon fruit plant is not widely known about and yet it has the best fruit. The fruit that the plant produces is considered the healthiest fruit of all time. Why is the plant such a hidden treasure? Why has it taken so long for people to find out about it?
This is a very old plant and has been in existence for over a hundred years. It was first introduced in Vietnam and has slowly made it’s way into the United States.
What makes this plant so unique is that it is a cactus that has long vines on it which produce fruit. Before the fruit is produced the cactus will grow flowers. These flowers will only bloom at night and will die out during the day. Enjoying the beauty of the flowers is almost impossible unless you can sit outside most of the night to see them in bloom. Once the flowers have died then the fruit will start to grow. The dragon plant can produce fruit up to 6 times a year, so fruit can be available throughout the year.
The dragon fruit is different looking from most other fruits. It can either have a pink or yellow skin. It is oval shaped and has a lot of seeds inside it. The flesh of the fruit can either be very sweet or a little sour. You will need to find out which skin color is the sweet and which is the sour. The flesh will either be white or red.
This fruit has a lot of antioxidants in it which makes it very healthy. There is several ways for you to enjoy eating this fruit. You can use it in fruit salads, fruit drinks or smoothies, on ice cream as a fruit topping and you can use the juice to make healthy popsicles. There are so many other things you could use this fruit on or in. This would be the perfect fruit to experiment with since it is so healthy.
The dragon fruit plant is a commercial crop which is grown here in the United States in Hawaii. There are individuals who grow the dragon fruit plant in their home gardens and have been very successful with it. These individuals grow the plant mostly for the healthy fruit it bears.
The dragon fruit plant is worth becoming familiar with. You can find these plants in some garden shops. Finding the fruit is a little more complicated. Some grocery stores carry it but a large percentage of them don’t. We need to ask the grocery stores to start carrying this fruit. It is such a healthy benefit to us that it should be in produce aisles everywhere.