Dragon fruit (a.k.a. pitaya) is just like it sounds: fruit that comes from dragons. OK, not really, but it is a fruit, and that makes is Paleo-friendly.
Paleo and Sugar
Even better, it’s not very sweet, which makes it excellent for those who are trying to get rid of those pesky sugar cravings. It’s flavor is usually very mild and the flesh is juicy, much like kiwifruit. Despite the mild taste, dragon fruit does contain around 10 grams of sugar each, which might be enough for some to avoid it. It also has small amounts of fiber, fat, and protein, all of which can help reduce the spike in blood sugar caused by the sugar found in the fruit.
The Nutrients and Benefits
Like most fruit, dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C, which we all know is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.
Paleo magazine gives a great description of dragon fruit in this article.