Dragon Fruit, also known as pitahaya or strawberry pear, is a tropical fruit with a vibrant red skin. A member of the cactus family, it is commonly found growing in tropical and subtropical regions of South America and Asia.
While it is still considered a fairly ‘new’ fruit here in the West, according to Aztec literature, it actually dates all the way back to the 13th century! In traditional and alternative medicine, Dragon Fruit is used to treat hypertension. The seeds of the fruit are also believed to help regular blood glucose levels and are often used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Mountainlife Dragon Fruit Powder is packed full of essential vitamins, including vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, as well as minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. It also contains phytonutrients and beneficial plant compounds, including polyphenols, carotenoids and betacyanins. These are powerful antioxidants that help to fight free radicals and oxidative stress - both known causes of cell damage, inflammation and chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer and diabetes.
Additionally, Dragon Fruit is a great source of fibre, protein and omega essential fatty acids. It is very low in calories and can be enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Vitamin C -A powerful antioxidant that reduces risks of chronic disease, protects the immune system and helps to ward off signs of ageing
Betalains -antioxidants that combat oxidative stress and may help to suppress cancer cells
Carotenoids -Dragon Fruit contains beta-carotene and lycopene which give it its vibrant red colour and have been linked with reducing the risk of cancer and heart disease.
100% wild harvested Dragon Fruit powder
Take 1-2 tsp of Mountainlife Dragon Fruit Powder daily. Add it to your favourite smoothies and juices. You can also sprinkle it onto granola, yoghurt, raw desserts and ice cream for a boost of healthy deliciousness!
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