Dragon Fruit Farms
Can be found in most of Binh Thuan Province, Phan Thiet /Mui Ne, Vietnam
Binh Thuan dragon fruit farms have long become one of the appealing tourist attractions alluring the great number of tourists. Here, tourists have a chance not only to admire the untouched farms but also enjoy the unique dished from the dragon fruit.
Binh Thuan Province is synonymous with dragon fruit. The A1 highway just west of Phan Thiet is lined with dragon fruit vendors and many tour companies make a stop here for visitors to have a look. Initially the fruit was grown for ancestral offerings and décor, but entrepreneurial Vietnamese recognised its economic potential and now farms cover thousands of hectares 30 kms from Phan Thiet. Originally a seasonal fruit, farmers have taken to shining lights on the fruit at night to create year long harvests.
If Ninh Thuan is considered the "kingdom" of grapes in Vietnam, Binh Thuan is dubbed as the "kingdom" of the dragon fruit. This is one of the popular specialties associated with Binh Thuan having been well-known at home and abroad. The kind of sweet fresh fruit not only is important economic resources of the province but also becomes the "specialty" serving the development of the tourism. Binh Thuan dragon fruit farms have long become one of the most fascinating tourist attractions in Binh Thuan alluring both domestic and international tourists.
Dragon fruit farms Binh Thuan are gradually developing into the impressive tourist sites both contributing to create the richness for the routes, increasing the extraction efficiency and promoting the image of Binh Thuan dragon fruit. In addition, hotels and restaurants here are also formulate strategies to build menus with dishes, desserts and beverage made from dragon with the aim of increasingly attracting tourists. Binh Thuan dragon fruit is also introduced and widely promoted at events, fairs and tourist exhibitions that Binh Thuan travel participate. It is characteristics that make the image of Binh Thuan dragon become closer to tourists, creating powerful attraction for Binh Thuan tours.
According to traditional medicine, the dragon fruit retains the great number of therapeutic features for the digestive system thanks to dragon's seeds containing the natural oil. Dragon fruit provides only about 50 Kcalori / 100g but rich in vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron from food, strengthens the immune system and has anti-aging effects; Vitamin A in dragon fruit supports visual health... Dragon is one of the fruits good for human health. From the nutritional characteristics of the fruit retaining cooling effects, enhancing resistance with the great number of protein, vitamin C, vitamin B3 and the kind of essential microelements for the body such as iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, an enterprise in Phan Thiet has researched and manufactured products of dried dragon fruit with many advantages but retaining nutrients, the sweetness of sugar and typical aroma of the fruit. Enjoying the unique taste along with exploring the immense dragon fruit gardens will certainly be one of the unforgettable things to do in Binh Thuan.
Binh Thuan dragon fruit is also ingredient creating numerous nutritious delicacies. Tourists once participating in Binh Thuan travel in general or Mui Ne - Phan Thiet tourism in particular should enjoy squid salad with dragon fruit, shrimp spring rolls with dragon fruit and especially all kind of delicious dragon fruit jam. In particular, many restaurants and tourist areas in Binh Thuan also offer tourists dragon fruit party menus full of different dishes from appetizers, main dishes, side dishes to desserts and drinks... Especially, in series of film introducing Vietnam cuisine titled "Discover Vietnam with Martin Yan", in the introduction of Binh Thuan cuisine at Ta Cu tourist area, celebrated chef Martin Yan chose to introduce the famous dishes, namely shrimp mixing dragon fruit with cocktail, chicken soup with dragon fruit, beef stirs with dragon fruit, fried red tilapia with dragon fruit sauce... Recently, a food company creates the sweet, fresh and nutritious drinking water, which is suitable with all ages of consumers.
Participating and experiencing Phan Thiet - Binh Thuan today, tourists not only have a chance to explore the unique historical cultural relics, admire the wonderful natural picture but also set foot on the dragon fruit gardens full of fruits, contemplate white flowers of dragon fruit at night and especially taste delicacies made from the fruit known as the "green dragon". The immense dragon fruit farms deserve to become one of the appealing tourist Binh Thuan attractions alluring tourists. Dragon fruit with its significant values on economy and tourism importantly contributes to bring Binh Thuan tourism closer to the domestic and international tourists.