The leadership of the Indian state of Gujarat has made an official statement to change the name to "Dragon Fruit."
"Dragon Fruit" will be renamed "Kamalam." The initiators of the change believe that the name is of Chinese origin, and it is incorrect because the colored fruit has the shape of a lotus flower. In Sanskrit, "kamalam" means lotus.
The "dragon fruit" grows in the form of a cactus, and its flower blooms only at night. The fruit is native to Mexico and Central America, although today it is grown everywhere. Its most common species has a white heart with thin black seeds inside. India today is one of the largest producers of "dragon fruit" or "kamalam."
According to doctors, "Dragon Fruit" is full of vitamins and is very useful for health.
According to studies, "dragon fruit" contains cellulite and antioxidants that enhance the iron content in the blood and boost immunity. Fruits also contain probiotics essential for the gastrointestinal tract. Both red and white "dragon fruit" reduce the risk of stroke.