The dragon fruit
The fruit is a berry up from 7 to 14 cm long and 5 to 9 cm wide. The peel can be yellow or magenta and its mucilaginous pulp comes in white or red color. Each fruit contains numerous small bright black seeds. The pitahaya is a very refreshing fruit, since it has a high content of water, which allows it to be consumed without many restrictions. It has an intense and delicious aroma, which makes its consumption much more pleasant.
Common name: Pitahaya, Pitaya, Dragon fruit.
Scientific name: Hylocereus Triangularis.
Gender: Stenocereus thurberi.
The pitahaya has a high nutritional value. It contains antioxidants, mucilages, ascorbic acid, phenols and is rich in Vitamin C, B, as well as minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, and it has a high content of water and vegetable protein and soluble fiber. Its seeds contain beneficial fatty acids. One of its most outstanding properties is its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action
For every 100 grams of fruit, we find the following: