PITAHAYA

The Pitahaya is an intriguing fruit, sometimes known as Dragon Fruit (due to its resemblance to the mythical creature). They can be yellow, pink or red and are oval in shape, with thick scale-like skin and some have tails trailing from one end. Inside is dense translucent white flesh, similar in flavour to melon, that contains a multitude of tiny edible black seeds.

These eye-catching fruit are native to Mexico.

PITAHAYA are classed as a fruit.

Tips

Chill the fruit in hot-weather to make a refreshing, sorbet-like snack.

Nutritional Information

Typical values per 100g (raw): energy 28 kcal, 115 kJ; protein 0.5g; carbohydrate 6.4g; fat 0.3g.

Preparation

Cut open, scoop out flesh with a spoon.

Storage

Store in a refrigerator.

Choosing

Look for firm, unblemished fruit. Avoid shrivelled fruit.

Fun Fact

Pitahaya are a cactus fruit - they are highly prized in hot countries for their refreshing succulence.

Availability

Shown below is where this item grows in the world and where it may come from when you buy it at your supermarket or local shop.

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Colombia
Israel