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Characteristics of a Ripe Pitaya: -bright, even yellow or red colour (depending on variety) -very little blotches on outside skin -when pressed in you palm, the pitaya should have a soft but not mushy feel


Health Benefits of a Pitaya: -Boost the immune system -Helps with digestion -Lowers blood glucose in type 2 diabetes -Helps prevent the formation of cancer-Improves eyesight -Improves memory -Aids with healing wounds and cuts

Pitayas are used for a number of different things. They are used as a ganish and often paired well with sea food. Pitaya is very popular is smoothies and cocktails. It can also be made into products like jam, ice cream and a number of desserts.

Nutriton Amount (per 1/2 cup)Calories 40Protein 0.159g Fat 0.21gFiber 0.9 g Carotene 0.012 mg Calcium 8.8 mg Phosphorus 36.1 mg Iron 0.65 mg Vitamin B 1 0.043 mg Vitamin B 2 0.045 mg Vitamin B 3 0.43 mg Vitamin C 9.0mg Thaiamin 0.28- 0.30 mg Riboflavin 0.044mg Niacin 1.30mg

Pitaya's are commerically grown in Asia

Peanutaya Bowl2 Pitayas3 oz almond milk1 1/2 frozen bananas1 tbsp peanut buttergranolaremaning banana1. In a blender puree pitaya, almond milk, banana, and peanut butter.2.Pour into a cearel bowl.3.Top with granola and remaining banana. 4. Enjoy!

Pitaya, also known as dragon fruit, is a exotic tropical fruit

This is a Pitaya tree


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