We thank Leif G in Iceland for submitting this information, and please ask others who may have seen a similar dragon fruit gout benefit to let us know about their experiences.
Leif reports to us that pitaya (dragon fruit) may have helped bring about a rapid recovery to his gout ailment.
For better rather than worse, this is not something that can be tested over and over again as for dragon fruit diabetes blood sugar control! Please let us know if you have had any similar experiences, so we can learn more about this as a possible health benefit of dragon fruit.
Leif reports one entry about the gout pitaya benefit in the French version of Wikipedia, and we'll try to do more research here in the US on gout dragon fruit linkages.
As best we can tell in preliminary examination of the dragon fruit gout connection it seems that some of the nutritional benefits of dragon fruit are to reduce levels of uric acid (a primary cause of gout).
We find the following very generic advice from The Star in Malaysia, but it does specifically list dragon fruit as a gout curative (however, it may not be unique to dragon fruit as his is a generally vague advice): "A diet that is beneficial to people suffering from gout should be low in sugar and fat, but rich in fibre (or complex carbohydrates). In other words, have a balanced diet that includes fish, lean meat, whole grains, high-fibre rice, cereal, and fruits and vegetables, as well as a handful of nuts and seeds. Popular plant foods are: pineapple, banana, papaya, oranges, pears, apple, (blue, purple or red) berries, nangka, dragon fruit, watermelon and other melons, celery, kalian, sawi, cabbage, parsley, hot chilli, bell pepper, kunyit, loofah, lady’s finger, sweet potato leaves, ferns, and other green, leafy vegetables."