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Healthy Food Database - Dragonfruit

Dragon fruit is a stunning fruit related to the cactus. It has leathery, bright red skin which you don't eat and inside the flesh is either white or vibrant pink with tiny black seeds.
The flavour is relatively bland and is much improved with a sprinkle of lime juice.
Dragon fruit is high in fibre, vitamin C and B vitamins. The pink fleshed dragon fruit hold more nutrients in the flesh from phytochemicals in the vibrant pink pigment.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Summer Autumn
To Buy: Press the flesh and it it gives slightly it is ripe. Too soft and it won't taste as good. If it is hard, allow a few days to ripen at room temperature. Avoid fruit that has dark blotches or bruises, brown dry spots, or dry spines.
To Store: Store rat room temperature
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Nutrition (1 Cup):

Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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