Other names: Pitaya, Pitahaya, Dragon fruit, strawberry pear
Homeland: South America and Asia
It has two types as white and red. This distinction is made according to the color of inner part of the fruit, not its outer part. When the fruit is cut, sometimes it has white color and sometimes it has red color. The fruit contains small seeds that look like sesame. It is not necessary to separate the seeds while you are eating the fruit; it is consumed with its seeds, just like consuming a kiwi.
There are proven results showing that it is effective to prevent respiratory problems.
Just like other red fruits, pitaya protects against cancer and cardiac diseases with its lycopene content.
You can consume it as a fresh fruit or you can add it into your salads, deserts, meals and cocktails. It can create a nice appearance with its decorative look.
Don’t add sugar while you are consuming this fruit. Otherwise, diabetes related problems may occur.
Storage Conditions: It should be stored at 7 ºC and 80-90% humidity
Nutritional Values: Vitamin C, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, iron, phosphor and fiber.
This post was published on September 14, 2019 8:33 pm