Power Up with Dragon Fruit Benefits
We have added dragon fruit to the menu at Nourish! Enjoy our refreshing and satisfying Pitaya Smoothie Bowl this summer, made with organic dragon fruit. Its hot pink hue hints at the nutrients this tropical fruit is loaded with. Keep reading to learn about dragon fruit benefits, and visit us at Nourish in Downtown Northampton to experience the deliciousness yourself!
Dragon Fruit Etymology
Dragon fruit originated in Central America, where it is called “pitaya” or “pitahaya” — hence the name of our smoothie bowl. However, pitaya does not mean dragon fruit! Dragon fruit was introduced to Asian consumers as an ornamental plant, and became a popular fruit. Today, it is widely grown in Vietnam and Malaysia. At some point in its transoceanic journey, pitaya became known as dragon fruit. We think its spiky appearance calls to mind the form of the mythical creature it’s named for — what about you?
Organic Dragon Fruit Benefits
A one-cup serving of dragon fruit delivers 18% of your recommended daily intake (RDI) of magnesium, 9% of the RDI of vitamin C, 8% of the RDI of iron, and contains 7 grams of fiber. Vitamin C, along with the plant compounds betalains and carotenoids, are powerful antioxidants that can help reduce your risk of contracting chronic disease. Dragon fruit’s high fiber and prebiotic content promote healthy digestion.
At Nourish, we are committed to providing our customers with an all-organic menu. That means all of our ingredients are sourced from certified organic farmers, or local farmers who use organic growing practices. These practices are better for consumers, because they protect you from exposure to synthetic pesticides linked to health problems. They are better for our community, because by supporting local farmers who use eco-friendly practices, we are putting our dollars behind cleaner air, soil and water. At this critical time for our planet, we believe that it is more important than ever to make choices that heal.
What Customers Think of Nourish
“High quality ingredients, sweet employees and high vibe atmosphere. Oh yea and super delicious food!!” – Christopher D. on Google Reviews
“Great experience here with the staff and the food! My friend and I came 2x in two days, that’s how much we enjoyed ourselves. We tried the nori roll, one of the bowls, one of the broths, and an acai bowl – all very tasty! The place was very clean and the staff was super friendly.” – Vidhi D. on Google Reviews
“This place is dangerously delicious. I had the Buddha Bowl and the Nourish Bowl (within 2 days because the first was so good I had to go back for another taste) and they were both out of this world. I highly recommend visiting for a healthy feel good meal, I will be back for many more bowls.” – Kayla F. on Google Reviews
Sources for This Article:
7 Great Reasons to Add Dragon Fruit to Your Diet – Healthline
Is It Dragon Fruit or Is It Pitaya? – Frieda’s Specialty Produce
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