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KNOW WHICH DISEASES CAN HELP YOU PREVENT THE DRAGON FRUIT?
Here we present some benefits of the Dragon fruit (Pitahaya)
1. Improves digestion. Contains high fiber properties favoring the intestinal flora of the body.
2. Energizing. Due to its exquisite sweet and refreshing taste, it helps hydrate the body.
3. Prevents respiratory diseases. Due to its high content of Vitamin C, it helps us improve the immune system before respiratory diseases.
4. It fights cardiovascular diseases since its seed contains essential fatty acids such as omega 3.
5. It is a fruit rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins B, C, and E, helping to fight diseases such as anemia and osteoporosis.
6. Dragon fruit helps in the creation of red blood cells. 90% of the fruit is made up of water and is rich in iron, calcium, and phosphorus; it also contains vitamins B, C, and E. It is rich in fiber which helps intestinal transit. Its energy value is 210 kJ / 100 g.
KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR SEEDS AND THEIR BENEFITS
Its seeds, which are edible, contain beneficial fatty acids (Like omega 3). It has an antitumor, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant action.
DIFFERENT NAME FOR THE PITAYA
Pitahaya (“scaly fruit”) or dragon fruit are names of the fruits of various species of the genus Hylocereus (or Selenicereus) of the Cactaceae family, from America, although their production has expanded to other regions of the world.
The fruit is ovoid in shape with 10 cm long by 6 cm wide and usually presents from its birth a green color that turns yellow or red depending on the cultivar, as it develops, offering a scaly skin from whose special characteristic arose its name “pitahaya”, which in Haitian means flaky fruit.
WHY IS IT CALLED DRAGON FRUIT?
It’s because the plant that produces it climbs on the trunks of trees and intertwines giving the shape to the body of a dragon, a mythological animal very popular in Asia, mainly in China.
The name of the pitaya is given to the fruits that are covered with thorns; Its fruit is a semi-rounded ovoid, with white, red, yellow, purple, red-violet pulp, and a large number of black seeds (like the pitahaya). Its flavor is very sweet, and its growth habit is columnar cactus (organ). The pitaya has a high-water content and has vegetable protein and fiber.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE PROPERTIES OF THE DRAGON FRUIT?
• Rich in vitamin C, group B vitamins.
•Rich in minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
•High water content.
•The high content of vegetable protein.
•High fiber content.
•Contains beneficial fatty acids (such as omega 3).
Dragon fruit is especially aromatic and very rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and iron. As a good fruit, it has a high content of water, vegetable protein, and fiber.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE FLAVOR OF PITAYA IS?
The flavor of the dragon fruit is practically tasteless if it is not ripe. Although its flavor is not easy to define when ripe, pitaya is sweet and smooth, with a very mild flavor.
WE CAN DISTINGUISH TWO MAIN TYPES OF DRAGON FRUIT:
YELLOW PITAHAYA: Yellow with thorns. It has a higher sugar content, so its flavor is sweeter. Due to its shape and color, it is usually reminiscent of pineapples.
RED PITAHAYA: Unlike the yellow variety, it does not have thorns but bracts. It is slightly larger and has a harder crust.
Another of the peculiarities of this dragon fruit is that its flowering period lasts one night, during which time the fruit pollinates and grows. The flowers emit a very pleasant smell that can be easily perceived wherever the plant grows but as soon as it is cut, it loses suddenly.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THESE FRUITS ARE HARVESTED?
It is produced in subtropical and tropical regions of Latin America, in the wild, it can be found in certain countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, especially in the province of Morona Santiago canton Palora, Panama, Curaçao, Uruguay, Peru, and Vietnam. It provides a sweet taste and is rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds. In its nutritional composition, the content of glucose, betaines, vitamins, organic acids, soluble dietary fiber, Phyto albumin, and constituent minerals stands out. Ibrahim et al. (2018) focused on the pharmacological activities and nutritional benefits of the pitahaya fruit.
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