Dragon Fruit: The new ‘it’ fruit for 2013!
It has been hard not to notice Dragon Fruits popularity recently.
First, noticed by RMQs Marketing team on Lorna Janes Website and Instagram posts, then several articles were brought to our attention by family and friends such as Super Foods, on ‘news.com.au’. There article states that:
“GOJI and acai berries, pomegranates and papayas have all been hailed as super fruits in the past. This year, it’s the turn of the pitaya. The pitaya – otherwise known as Dragon Fruit – is the fruit of a species of cactus that originates in South America and is now grown in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Philippines. It is just as beneficial for your body eaten fresh or dried. The green-leaved fruit is full of edible black seeds, its flesh is sweet and sharp and tastes similar to kiwi fruit. It is rich in fibre, calcium and vitamin C – approximately 50 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement can be met by eating 100 g of dried dragon fruit. Pitaya helps lower cholesterol, and the fruit’s vitamin B-3 content is also thought to enhance the appearance of your skin, keeping it smooth.In some countries, diabetes sufferers are urged to eat pitaya to regulate blood sugar levels.”
For more information on the fruit, RMQ has created several Fact and Recipe sheets Including a Breakfast and a Dessert Option! For more, check out our recipes! RMQ has also hosted several wholesale demonstrations with taste testing leading to increased sales and results.