Dragon Fruit #PurplePower

Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit

So here's a short article on the power of the Dragon Fruit: where it's from, how to prepare it, how we like to eat it and why you should add it to your Strength Temple #Nutrition pillar.

Our founder Director, Richie Norton, has been in Malaysia recently training some racing drivers on the GP2 scene.  It’s been challenging keeping on top of clean eating with many of the dishes available deep fried, but we love the purple vibe of the Dragon Fruit which is plentiful in that part of the world!

The Dragon fruit is indigenous to Central America, but also grown in Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand and Vietnam.  They have links to the cactus family and you get to the flesh by slicing the buds in half with a sharp knife.  The skin is quite soft in the ripe fruit.  Inside you await your surprise!  The flesh can range from white through to the deep purple (featured in our picture from Richie’s travels in Kuala Lumur.)

Simply scoop out the flesh with a spoon and add it to any of your usual fruit dishes.  When we find them in the supermarkets in the UK we love to cube them small and eat them with porridge.  Adds amazing colour if you get the purple ones and makes an AWESOME #PurpleSmoothie.
They taste a little like a cross between kiwi and pear.  Despite the vibrant colours the taste is quite mild and not at all citrus really as you might expect.  The small black seeds are edible and provide a pleasant crunch to the experience as well as acting as a mild laxative keeping you regular.

Dragon Fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, polyunsaturated (good) fats, Omega 3 and 6, B vitamins, Iron, Calcium, Protein and Carotine.  At approximately 60 calories a go they are one of our “go to” foods and we hope you enjoy them too!

With love