Our Dragonfruit Slices provide the wonderful sweet flavor of this tropical superfruit in a convenient, chewy, dried fruit form. Made from the sweeter red variety of Dragonfruit grown on small family farms in Thailand, this exotic-looking superfruit also has unusual nutrition benefits including omega 3’s, protein, iron, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that support hydration.
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Dragonfruit is harvested from a night-blooming cactus that grows in tropical regions including Thailand, Vietnam and South America. Also known as Pitaya, the large delicate fruit that sprout from the arms of the cactus have a strange and colorful appearance. The fruit is created only if the cactus flowers are pollinated at night by bats, moths and nocturnal creatures. Dragonfruit has a sweet flavor similar to pears and kiwifruits. These chewy, purple slices are low in calories and contain vitamin C, magnesium, protein, antioxidants and iron.
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Product of Thailand
To create this unique superfruit product, small-scale farmers in the lush tropical regions of Thailand select only the finest fresh red dragonfruit that is sustainably harvested from night-blooming cactus plants. Known as kaeo mangkon or "dragon crystal" to indigenous people of Thailand, Dragonfruit is famous for its unusual, eye-catching appearance. The soft, pulpy center of each Dragonfruit is speckled with tiny black seeds, and this fibrous sweet pulp is carefully removed in slices that are sun dried.
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- Vitamin C
- Phosphorus, Iron
The Dragonfruit has an unusually strong nutrition profile to match its bizarre appearance. This tropical superfruit is a source of omega 3 essential fatty acids, vitamin C, protein, fiber, magnesium, vitamin B, phosphorus and iron. Dragonfruit also contains many antioxidants including complex phytoalbumins and lycopene. It is a bonus that the fruit is low in calories, and it’s comprised of complex carbohydrates that can easily be broken down by the body.
Dragonfruit is a low-calorie food that has a well-rounded nutrition profile – and that makes it a true superfruit! It’s a great source of vitamins, including C and B, and it contains key minerals including iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Dragonfruit provides 2g of protein per serving, which is a lot for a fruit, and it’s also a rich source of essential fatty acids including omega-3.
Due to its high level of complex phytoalbumins, Dragonfruit is an excellent addition to your diet if you're looking to boost your intake of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich foods. Decreasing inflammation can help reduce the risk of certain types of illnesses including hypertension, heart disease and arthritis. Dragonfruit is also a good source of lycopene, another powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants have been shown to protect cells from free-radical damage that can lead to illness including certain types of cancer.
Dragonfruit Slices are a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
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- Omega Fatty Acids
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A Slice of Thai
Purple Dragonfruit Slices have a delicious sweet flavor and a chewy texture that’s ideal as a delicious snack right out of the bag. The taste of this superfruit is similar to pears, mangos and kiwifruits. Like any dried fruit, purple Dragonfruit Slices can be enjoyed as an ingredient in many healthy recipes including salads, trail mixes, oatmeal, cereals, desserts and baked goods.
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- Dragonfruit Salad