The dried and about 4 cm sized slices of the Pitahaya are coming from Thailand.
They still have many small black seeds ( comparable to fig seeds).
The seeds give an interesting contrast to the violet exotic fruit.
The unique aroma, a sweet-sour-taste and the reminiscent of pear, kiwi, mangos, and bananas, has been preserved by gentle drying.
Overall, both in taste, as well as in appearance a very interesting fruit.
The fruit contains a lot of iron, calcium, and phosphorus, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, vitamins C and E. Without any additives
AVERAGE NUTRITIONAL VALUE per 100g
ENERGY 1465 KJ or 350 Kcal
CARBOHYDRATES 7 g, OF WHICH SUGAR 41g
SATURATED FATTY ACIDS 1g
DIETARY FIBRE 20g
Dragon fruit is also known as "Pitahaya" or "Pitaya".
It is a fruit of the group of Hylocereus species, which come from the family of cactus plants.
Dragon fruit - the pink exotic and taste sweet, tropical and fresh, reminiscent of the aroma of strawberries, kiwis, and bananas.
Consumption in larger quantities, can be laxative.
Nevertheless, our dried dragon fruits contain many vitamins and trace elements.
For example, iron, calcium, and phosphorus.
Iron is important for blood formation.
Calcium and phosphorus are good for bones and teeth.
This tropical fruit also contains vitamin E and C.
Vitamin C plays an important role in the formation of connective tissue.
Originally the dragon fruit comes from Central America.
The cradle of the dragon fruit is probably located in the south of Mexico.
Today it grows in all tropical climates.
Especially in Asia, the dragon fruit is cultivated.
Main growing countries
China, Nicaragua, Thailand Vietnam and Israel.
Sri Lankan fruits are especially expensive because there are few farmers to grow them.
Pitahaya blooms only one night.
Only then do they exude a beguiling scent.
It is reminiscent of jasmine.
The Pitahaya belongs to the family of cactus plants.
It is the fruit of a climbing cactus that clings to supporting plants or masonry with its supporting roots. The sprouts have no sharp thorns.
The flowers are among the largest in the world.
They are up to 30 inches long and have a diameter of up to 25 centimeters.
The fruits grow from the flowers.
They are 10 to 15 centimeters long.
The fruits are up to 500 grams heavy and shaped like a rugby ball.
In addition to the pink dragon fruit, there are also Pitahaya with yellow peel and white pulp.
An exotic queen, fantastic cereals for your breakfast.
The interesting addition to your fruit salads!
Try this pink beauty.