Pitahaya, also known as dragon fruit, is a type of fruit that comes from the cactus family. It is native to Central and South America but is now also cultivated in other parts of the world, including Southeast Asia. Pitahaya has a unique appearance with a bright pink or yellow exterior that is covered with green scales. Inside the fruit are tiny black seeds and flesh that can be white or pink. Pitahaya is a good source of vitamins C and E, fiber, and antioxidants. It can be eaten fresh or used in various dishes such as smoothies, salads and desserts.
Pitahaya is the fruit of many varieties of cacti native to Mexico and Central America. The plant is cactus suculento, rústico, de tallos largos triangulares. Pitahaya is also known as dragon fruit or strawberry pear. In Poland, pitahaya is increasingly popular and available in grocery stores. The fruit is rich in vitamins C, B1, B2 and B3, as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and iron.
Dragon fruit nutritional values
Dragon fruit, also known as pitahaya, is low in calories and rich in nutrients. Here are some of the dragon fruit's nutritional values:
Water: Pitahaya is largely composed of water, accounting for about 90% of the fruit's weight.
Fiber: Pitahaya is a good source of fiber, which helps maintain the health of the digestive system.
Vitamins: The dragon fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3, and also contains smaller amounts of other B vitamins.
Minerals: Pitahaya is a good source of minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.
Antioxidants: Pitahaya contains many antioxidants, such as polyphenols and carotenoids, which help protect the body from harmful free radicals.