The dragon fruit

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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.
Type: Fruit

Health benefits:

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

Nutritional table

For every 100 grams of fruit, we find the following:

Water85,4 g
Calcium10,0 g
Carbohydrates13,2 g
Fiber0.5 g
Iron0,3 g
Niacin0,2 mg
Proteins0,4 mg