Navitas Naturals Dragonfruit

Navitas Naturals

“The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. [Their] products are certified organic, kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, raw and vegan,” as advertised. “Navitas Naturals helps people achieve optimal nutrition to fuel a busy lifestyle. Health-conscious consumer choose [their] organic superfoods because they are a diverse, whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals and other key nutrients.” Providing a wide range of dried superfoods, superfood powders and seeds that are available from few other companies. Navitas Naturals is a great choice for people looking to add some healthful, exotic variety to their diets.

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Dragonfruit

A package so small and compact hardly reveals the excitement within. Housing rich, purple slices of seeded dragonfruit, a nutty aroma zips out as soon as the bag is opened. The dried dragonfruit has the texture of a raisin, only larger (almost in a slab form) and is speckled with small, crunchy seeds. Between the chewy fruit and the snappy seeds, the dragonfruit is certainly entertaining to eat. The flavor is interesting: slightly bitter, slightly nutty, mildly fruity and not very sweet. Almost like a goji-flax hybrid, a taste for this dried fruit needs be acquired, as it might be off-putting to an unsuspecting sampler. Without comparing to another brand or a fresh fruit, it is safe to say that dragonfruit has a “health-food” taste that wouldn’t be appealing to the average “Joe,” but is certainly a fun, new addition to the diet of one with a broader palate.

Ingredients: Certified Organic Dragonfruit (Hylocerus Polyrhyzus)

Nutrition: a 1oz serving contains 110 Calories, 1g Total Fat, 54 mg Magnesium, 24g Total Carbohydrates, 3g Dietary Fiber ,15g Sugars, 2g Protein, 3% RDA Vitamin C and 10% RDA Iron.

Overall, Navitas Naturals Dragonfruit receives out of 2.0 stars. [0.5 for flavor; 1.0 for nutrition; 0.5 for aesthetics]

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