Dragon fruit with red or white flesh: which is better? Many people still don’t know about this.

Dragon fruits come in two different varieties - white-fleshed and red-fleshed. Which one do you prefer to eat and which one do you think is more nutritious?


Benefits of Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is a special fruit from Vietnam with many nutrients and benefits. Dragon fruit is sweet, cool, has a refreshing taste, and has the ability to nourish the intestines and treat constipation. Dragon fruit is also rich in antioxidant compounds such as Betalains, Flavonoids, and Hydroxycinnamates, as well as abundant fiber, iron, and magnesium, making it a suitable choice to improve health and enrich daily diet. Nutritional analysis shows that in 100g of dragon fruit, there are 60 grams of calories, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 1.2 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, rich in vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus, and does not contain fat.


The antioxidant compounds in dragon fruit help neutralize free radicals, protect the body, and prevent diseases caused by free radicals such as cancer, aging, reduce cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and joint inflammation… Dragon fruit also helps detoxify the body, nourish the intestines, and promote beautiful skin.

Supplementing dragon fruit in the diet helps prevent anemia and improve blood circulation in the body. Dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron better for the blood formation process. In 170 grams of dragon fruit, there are 68 mg of magnesium, which helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, and promote bone health.

Red-fleshed Dragon Fruit or White-fleshed Dragon Fruit, which is better for health?

There is not much difference in the mineral and vitamin content between the two types of red-fleshed and white-fleshed dragon fruit. But red-fleshed dragon fruit usually has a higher content of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, vitamins, carotenoids, lycopene… These are the substances that make dragon fruit red. Therefore, red-fleshed dragon fruit becomes an excellent food for the eyes, blood, and healthy skin.


However, in terms of sugar content, red-fleshed dragon fruit is usually higher, which can give you more energy than white-fleshed dragon fruit.

Therefore, if you like sweet taste and do not have blood sugar problems, you should choose red-fleshed dragon fruit to increase antioxidant content.

In addition, there are yellow-skinned, white-fleshed dragon fruits available on the market from Malaysia. They do not have much difference in nutrition compared to red and white flesh dragon fruits in our country. Therefore, along with the price, you can freely choose the type you prefer.

Some people do not like red-fleshed dragon fruit because they are afraid of its vivid color. Some people prefer red-fleshed dragon fruit because it has a stronger sweet taste. Previously, when red-fleshed dragon fruit was newly introduced to the market, it was usually sold at a higher price, but now they are almost sold at the same price. It depends on the consumers’ preference for red or white color.


Notes when consuming dragon fruit

People with weak stomachs, cold stomachs, and diarrhea should not consume dragon fruit as it may worsen their condition. Pregnant women should also be cautious when eating dragon fruit to avoid allergies. For people with diabetes, they should consume it moderately to prevent a rapid increase in blood sugar levels.

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