The health benefits of Dragon Fruit are mainly attributed to the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that the dragon fruit contains, and many of those healthy qualities are explained below.
Immune System Health: One of the most beneficial aspects of dragon fruit is its ability to give a serious boost to your body’s defense system. The high levels of vitamin-C that can be found in dragon fruit are one of the strongest assets to your body’s immune system, and they stimulate the activity of other antioxidants in the body as well. They actively seek out and eliminate free radicals, the dangerous by products of cell metabolism, The more vitamin-C, the better!
Cardiovascular Health: Dragon fruit is quite the exotic fruit with a number of unique properties, one being that they contain no cholesterol and almost no unhealthy cholesterol-producing fats. By reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood, the chances of developing plaque in the arteries and veins are small, thereby reducing the likelihood that you’ll suffer from atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. By using dragon fruit as a source of many other nutrients, you are not negatively impacting your body in any way, hence the fruit’s reputation as a “superfood” is true. Some fat is beneficial, and the seeds of dragon fruit do contain this positive type of fat, which can lead to HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol). HDL cholesterol actively decreases the amount of LDL cholesterol by inhibiting the receptors that it binds to on the walls of arteries.
Vitamin Content: Dragon Fruit is also packed with other beneficial vitamins besides vitamin-C, including the B vitamin group. The B1, B2, and B3 vitamin content of dragon fruit benefit everything from blood pressure, skin health, and cholesterol levels to thyroid function and carbohydrate metabolism. Even a single cup of dragon fruit contains a significant amount of beneficial vitamins.
Our botanicals are not treated with Ionised Radiation when they arrive into Australia.
In Australia there a few types of treatment that food can undergo on entry in Australia. Ionised Irradiation and Heat Treatment or Steam Sterilisation, are what is typically used should a product require treatment.
Whilst it is true that some products can be treated with ionised irradiation at entry into Australia and deemed safe by the FSANZ, the botanicals we sell have not undergone irradiation.
In line with the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand any product that has undergone such treatment needs to have the logo displayed and labelled as such so consumers can make educated decisions about the products they purchase."
We do not sell products that have undergone irradiation treatment however from time to time heat treatment is necessary on some products, most commonly spices. Steam Sterilisation is used to eliminate micro organisms that might exist in the product and is widely used in the food industry to ensure no bacteria exists in the product prior to consumption.
Products are inspected by AQIS at entry into Australia and put under direction for treatment should it be needed.
***Please note that although this product originates as a food grade product, Vitalia is not a registered food re-packer or supplier.
All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.