Looks exotic, tastes sweet, and is loaded with health-benefiting properties – that's dragon fruit for you. This tropical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The pink scaly outer encloses a white or red fleshy inner, which is speckled with black seeds. Dragon fruit is commonly used in mocktails as its sweet flavour blends well with other ingredients. You can also add it to your fruit bowl, chaat, smoothies, and dips. The biggest struggle people experience with dragon fruit is that they don't know how to cut it. Are you also facing a similar issue? No worries. We have chef Kunal Kapur to your rescue. In an Instagram post, he teaches us how to chop dragon fruit. Let's get started.
Step 1: Chop off both the crown as well as the bottom of the dragon fruit.
Step 2: Now, using a knife, make a cut from top to bottom on just the scaly outer.
Step 3: Start peeling the outer layer, from the point you have made the cut. And you will be surprised that it will come out smoothly.
Step 4: Once the scaly outer is removed, you have the delicious fleshy dragon fruit.
Step 5: You can chop it further as per your convenience or can add chunks of dragon fruit while grinding your smoothies and shakes.
Though people primarily enjoy dragon fruit for its unique look and taste, research suggest that it may be a powerhouse of nutrition. Chef Kunal Kapur has also shared some of the health benefits of this unique fruit.
Dragon fruit is low in calories
You won't feel heavy after consuming it, as the fruit is light on the tummy
It is a good source of dietary fiber, therefore it is not only great for the heart but also helps in maintaining blood pressure and weight.
Looking for iron boost? Ditch the supplements and gorge on this yummy fruit.
Vibrant in colour, dragon fruit is filled with phytonutrients that can provide you with the much-needed dose of antioxidants.
It also promotes gut health.
So, enjoy the dragon fruit and the host of health benefits it offers!