🐉 Dragon fruit is also known as pitaya, pitahaya, or strawberry pear.
🐲 Its name comes from its appearance. Dragon fruit looks like a bright pink artichoke with red skin and green pointy scales that resemble a dragon. The pulp on the inside of the fruit is usually white or red with black seeds.
🐉 Dragon fruit grows on a type of cactus known as the Honolulu Queen.
🐲 Its unique flavor can be described as a slightly sweet cross between a kiwi and a pear.
🐉 A 3.5oz serving contains 60 calories, 1.2g of protein, 13g of carbs, 3g of fiber, 10% of your daily magnesium, and some iron and vitamin C. Because of its combo of low calories and good amounts of vitamins, it’s considered a nutrient-dense fruit.
🐲 Dragon fruit also contains several different types of antioxidants.