Dragon fruit is now becoming popular worldwide. Nowadays, ample uses of dragon fruit are incorporated in various industries.
You are reading this article means you are already using dragon fruit in your daily life.
So, let’s see the top 9 uses of dragon fruit.
1) Natural colouring agent
One of the most common uses of dragon fruit is used mostly as a natural food colouring agent to incorporate its colour into various food products.
Now, two types of dragon fruit pulp are available in the market. One with red pulp is known as Red Dragon fruit and the second one is with white pulp known as White Dragon fruit.
But only red dragon fruit you can use as a natural coloring agent due to its red-colored pulp. This bright red color pulp is due to the presence of betalain in it.
Betalain is the natural red pigmentation present in red dragon fruit, responsible for getting bright red colour.
You can add dragon fruit as a natural coloring agent to milk, yoghurt, juice, pastry, etc.
2) Dragon fruit colouring powder
Nowadays various industries are making natural colouring powder from dragon fruit.
Using this dragon fruit dye, you can coat the rice. (1)
3) Dragon fruit jelly
One can easily make jelly from the pulp of the dragon fruit.
4) Dragon fruit biscuit
Dragon fruit is a high source of fiber. Plus, globally routine consumption of biscuits is very high. So, these biscuits have dragon fruit powder in them to make them healthy and to provide the daily requirements of fiber in the body.
An article published in International Journal of Fruit Science stated that 100 g consumption of dragon fruit biscuits can compensate for 20% of the daily requirement of dietary fibers.
5) Dragon fruit ice cream
One can make delicious dragon fruit ice cream from the dragon fruit pulp.
6) Dragon fruit candy
Candy making companies nowadays make candies using dragon fruit.
7) Dragon fruit jam
You can make a healthy jam from dragon fruit. Dragon fruit has high nutritional values so you must eat dragon fruit jam with your bread.
8) Dragon fruit smoothies
If you are a smoothy lover than you can make tasty dragon fruit smoothy by blending dragon fruits with milk & ice creams.
9) Dragon fruit as the metal toxic remover
Metal toxicity is a major problem among the workers working in metal industries, as they may consume metal indirectly into the body through foods or the surrounding environment.
According to one study published in the Journal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, dragon fruit skin or peel can be useful in removing Manganese from the body.
Still, more study is needed for stronger evidence for the implementation of various uses of dragon fruit in human life.
If you want to know about the various health benefits of dragon fruit, click here.
Here we tried to list all the possible 9 dragon fruit uses in your daily life. Hope you will love it. If you find another use of dragon fruit not listed here, you can comment below. We would love to hear that.