Last March 18, the official fanpage on Facebook of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published an article introducing dragon fruit, the main export fruit of Vietnam.
EVEN THOUGH THIS IS THE FAMILIAR FRUIT FOR VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, THEY DON’T KOW
That’s: “Dragon fruit, also called a pitaya, is a tropical fruit that is high in fiber and provides a good amount of vitamins & minerals”, which means “Dragon fruit has another name, pitaya, is a kind of fruit. Tropical plants are rich in fiber and provide a good amount of vitamins and minerals.
Immediately, the article received many comments, shares and favorites from the Americans themselves.So far, Vietnam has exported to the US 5 kinds of fresh fruits, including dragon fruit, rambutan, longan, litchi and breast milk. In it, the most impressive is dragon fruit.
According to the General Department of Customs, if in 2008, only 100 tons of Vietnamese dragon fruits were exported to the US, then by 2012, this figure has increased to 1,200 tons.
Not only Americans but also many countries in the world love to eat dragon fruit because of its sweet, sweet taste.Nutritional benefits of dragon fruit
Dragon fruit originated from Central – South American countries, Mexico. Currently, dragon fruits are also grown in Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia …
According to the US Food Ingredients Database – USDA, 100 grams of dragon fruit include: 60 calories, 1.2 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, provides 10% of the magnesium content daily requirement (recommended daily intake , RDI) of normal people.
In addition, dragon fruit contains many other nutrients such as a mixture of vitamin B, vitamins A and C as well as calcium and iron, according to USDA.
Dragon fruit has many health benefits like
2. Prevent cancer
3. Good for cardiovascular
4. Blood supplements
5. Prevent diabetes
6. Improve the digestive system