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About Dragon Fruit, types, and benefits of dragon fruit

In this article, you will get to know about Dragon fruit, different types of Dragon fruit, the Importance of dragon fruit, dragon fruit benefits ( in pregnancy and diabetes), dragon fruit cultivation, and dragon fruit planting information. We will also discuss the dragon fruit subsidy.


About Dragon Fruit, different types of dragon fruit, and dragon fruit cultivation

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Dragon fruit is known as kamalam in Gujarat. The dragon fruit is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America. It tastes like a mixture of kiwi and pear. This fruit contains a good amount of iron. If you have low haemoglobin, this fruit helps to increase it. It should be consumed during pregnancy as it increases red blood cells. It also contains good amounts of fibre and carbon hydroxide. Which gives energy during pregnancy. It also helps indigestion. This article provides information about the types of dragon fruit and the health benefits of dragon fruit (in pregnancy and diabetes). In addition, information on the cultivation of dragon fruit and the benefits of cultivating dragon fruit is also given. The farmer who cultivates dragon fruit is also given assistance by the Horticulture Department about which information is also given below.



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About Dragon Fruit 

Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Dragon fruit is known as kamalam in Gujarat. The dragon fruit is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America. It tastes like a mixture of kiwi and pear. This fruit contains a good amount of iron. If you have low haemoglobin, this fruit helps to increase it. It should be consumed during pregnancy as it increases red blood cells. It also contains good amounts of fibre and carbon hydroxide. Which gives energy during pregnancy. It also helps indigestion. This article provides information about the types of dragon fruit and the health benefits of dragon fruit (in pregnancy and diabetes). In addition, information on the cultivation of dragon fruit and the benefits of cultivating dragon fruit is also given. The farmer who cultivates dragon fruit is also given assistance by the Horticulture Department about which information is also given below.

different types of dragon fruit.

1. Hylocereus undatus or pitaya blanka Skin colour: red or pink Inside: with white, black seeds 2. Hylocereus megalanthus or pitaya Amarilla Skin colour: yellow Inside: with white, black seeds 3. Hylocereus costaricensis or pitaya Roja Skin colour: red or pink Inside: with red, black seeds


1. Hylocereus undatus or pitaya blanka

  • Dragon Fruit color: red or pink
  • Inside: with white, black seeds

2. Hylocereus megalanthus or pitaya Amarilla

  • Dragon Fruit color: yellow
  • Inside: with white, black seeds

3. Hylocereus costaricensis or pitaya Roja

  • Dragon Fruit color: red or pink
  • Inside: with red, black seeds

Importance of dragon fruit

This fruit is very beneficial for health. Dragon fruit is pink in appearance. In Gujarat, the demand for this fruit increases when dengue is on the rise. This fruit is believed to help increase platelet counts. These fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, calcium, etc. Dragon fruit is rich in fibre. It contains 90% water. It helps in reducing fat. The cholesterol problem is on the rise nowadays. It stays good in reducing. Its regular intake can reduce cholesterol continuously. Its seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-3 fatty acids only. Which helps in lowering cholesterol.

This fruit is very beneficial for health. Dragon fruit is pink in appearance. In Gujarat, the demand for this fruit increases when dengue is on the rise. This fruit is believed to help increase platelet counts. These fruits are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, calcium, etc.
Dragon fruit is rich in fiber. It contains 90% water. It helps in reducing fat. The cholesterol problem is on the rise nowadays. It stays good in reducing. Its regular intake can reduce cholesterol continuously. Its seeds are rich in omega-3 and omega-3 fatty acids only. Which helps in lowering cholesterol.

Dragon fruit good for

Dragon fruit has huge benefits in different aspects. But here we are discussing the health benefits of dragon fruit benefit of dragon fruit in cultivation.

1. health benefits of dragon fruit

Dragonfruit contains carbs that prevent cancer cells from growing. In addition, if the bones are weak, eating dragonfruit is beneficial. Consumption of 200 grams of dragonfruit provides 12.5 grams of calcium.

1.1 dragon fruit good for pregnancy

This fruit contains a good amount of iron. If you have low haemoglobin, this fruit helps to increase it. It should be consumed during pregnancy as it increases red blood cells. It also contains good amounts of fibre and carbon hydroxide. Which gives energy during pregnancy. Helps indigestion.

This fruit contains a good amount of iron. If you have low hemoglobin, this fruit helps to increase it. It should be consumed during pregnancy as it increases red blood cells. It also contains good amounts of fiber and carbon hydroxide. Which gives energy during pregnancy. Helps indigestion.

1.2 Dragon fruit good for diabetes:n     

This fruit is also beneficial for diabetics. It helps maintain sugar levels. It contains elements that control blood sugar.

  • Dragonfruit is used to prevent arthritis.
  • Dragonfruit helps improve heart health.
  • Dragonfruit gives immunity against a deadly disease like cancer.

2. benefits of dragon fruit cultivation

There are no viral diseases There is no risk of crop failure No need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides Intercrop can be taken as per planting Weeding does not cost A large amount of product can be taken even in less water. Production is good in one year. And income can be taken from twenty-five to thirty years. Do not eat pigs, nilgai, or stray cattle The product can be taken even at a temperature of 10 degrees to 5 degrees. Less effort, bulk earnings. Crops are bought sitting at home. Fruits do not spoil even without cold storage for 10 to 15 days after harvesting. Fruits weigh from 100 gms to 200 gms. An estimated twenty-five to thirty nuggets come on a pillar in the first year. An estimated first year in one genre can earn from one to one and a half lakh.

  • There are no viral diseases
  • There is no risk of crop failure
  • No need for chemical fertilizers, pesticides
  • Intercrop can be taken as per planting
  • Weeding does not cost
  • A large amount of product can be taken even in less water.
  • Production is good in one year. And income can be taken from twenty-five to thirty years.
  • Do not eat pigs, nilgai, or stray cattle
  • The product can be taken even at a temperature of 10 degrees to 5 degrees.
  • Less effort, bulk earnings.
  • Crops are bought sitting at home. Fruits do not spoil even without cold storage for 10 to 15 days after harvesting.
  • Fruits weigh from 100 gms to 200 gms. An estimated twenty-five to thirty nuggets come on a pillar in the first year.
  • An estimated first year in one genre can earn from one to one and a half lakh.

Dragon fruit Cultivation

As it is a seedling of cactus species, dragonfruit can be planted in any season. Generally, planting can be done from June to February. Pillars can be fitted one foot deep in the ground The distance between crops can be kept 10 × 8 feet. Mix compost and soil, and put seedlings five inches deep. Planting four seedlings on one pillar. Watering seven days after sowing. To erect approximately 225 pillars in one Ward. Dragonfruit can usually grow in any type of soil. The estimated cost in a single ward can be up to one and a half lakh.

  • As it is a seedling of cactus species, dragon fruit can be planted in any season. Generally, planting can be done from June to February.
  • Pillars can be fitted one foot deep in the ground
  • The distance between crops can be kept 10 × 8 feet.
  • Mix compost and soil, and put seedlings five inches deep.
  • Planting four seedlings on one pillar.
  • Watering seven days after sowing.
  • To erect approximately 225 pillars in one Ward.
  • Dragonfruit can usually grow in any type of soil.
  • The estimated cost in a single ward can be up to one and a half lakh.

Dragon fruit Subsidy.

The following assistance will be available to the farmer account holder within the limit of 3 hectares per beneficiary. A maximum of Rs. 1.5 lakh / ha. (Estimated cost Rs. 3.50 lakhs/ha unit cost)   Subsidy : 1,25,000 / ha (1 hectare = 2.5 acres) within 3 hectare limit Name of Office: Deputy Director of Horticulture (applicable district) Website for online application: i-khedut.gujarat.gov.in Link to apply online:   https://ikhedut.gujarat.gov.in/iKhedutPublicScheme/

The following assistance will be available to the farmer account holder within the limit of 3 hectares per beneficiary. A maximum of Rs. 1.5 lakh / ha. (Estimated cost Rs. 3.50 lakhs/ha unit cost)

  • Subsidy : 1,25,000 / ha (1 hectare = 2.5 acres) within 3 hectare limit
  • Name of Office: Deputy Director of Horticulture (applicable district)
  • Website for online application: i-khedut.gujarat.gov.in
  • Link to apply online:   https://ikhedut.gujarat.gov.in/iKhedutPublicScheme/

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