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Dragon Fruit: The underrated super food

Dragon Fruit, also known as Pitaya, is popular in Thailand however the fruit originally comes from South America where the cactus plants that bear the fruit grow naturally. There are two main types of Dragon Fruit consumed in Thailand, though the difference between the two only becomes obvious once the fruit has been peeled. On the outside both variations of the fruit have a bright magenta skin with yellowish-green appendages that look like a cross between leaves and spikes, though very soft to the touch. On the inside however, the fruit is either white or a deep red-magenta. Dragon Fruit seeds are numerous throughout the fruit pulp and look similar to poppy seeds. The seeds are easy to chew and swallow, making their presence insignificant when consuming the fruit. The magenta fruit pulp contains concentrated pigment that can also serve as a natural dye.
Known by the scientific name Hylocereus undatus, Dragon Fruit comes from various different types of cactus species that occur natu…