Everyone must have tasted the sweet and cool taste of dragon fruit. Dragon fruit is a plant grown mainly for its fruit and is also the name of several genera of the cactus family. The fruit is oval in shape, with many ears. When young, the skin is green, when ripe, it turns red, has a mild aroma, is moderately sweet and provides few calories. Its taste is sometimes like that of kiwi fruit.We often love to enjoy the cool taste of this fruit, but have you ever seen the flower of this fruit?
The flowers of Dragon fruit only bloom at night, the white flowers have a radiating aroma, the flowers are large and round, so they are also called “moon flowers” or “queen of the night”, inside the pistil contains many fine powders containing fragrance. Therefore, in addition to cultivating fruit, dragon fruit is also grown as an ornamental tree.
Moreover, when blooming, dragon fruit flowers have a beautiful white color, have the function of curing diseases: curing coughs, treating bronchitis, tuberculosis lymph node inflammation, alcohol detoxification… The dishes made from dragon fruit flowers are good. Very nutritious and valuable medicine. Dragon fruit flowers are also considered clean vegetables. Whether dragon fruit flowers cooked with pork or fresh seafood are very delicious, nutritious, refreshing and cooling.
In addition, dragon fruit flowers can be used for pickling, or making fried dragon fruit flowers. For fried dragon fruit flowers, you should use the bloomed part of the flower. Dragon fruit flowers usually bloom at night, and until around 9-10 am, they wilt, we should pick them at this time because the flowers are still fresh. After that, we wash them and let it dry. Then, we dip the whole flower in deep-fried batter, fry it until it’s cooked through.
Dragon fruit flowers are not only beautiful but also have many uses. It’s really a precious flower.