Sunday, January 3, 2010
What a beautiful fruit Pitaya is.
Pitaya Fruit, Pitahaya Fruit or commonly known as the Dragon Fruit is among the most nutritious and wonderful exotic fruits. It has a light sweet taste. High in vitamin C. Looks like a kiwi on the inside with the tiny little black seeds and the deep red/purple color. Just looking at it makes one feel healthy. This is the first time we have seen Pitaya at our local market. Not sure how long the season is, but we will be eating quite a bit of this amazing, nutritious fruit.
Following is the nutrtitional information on Pitaya.
Ascorbic Acid 9.0mg
Importance of eating a Pitaya fruit:
Carotene helps maintain and equally improve the health of the eyes
The fiber enhances digestion in our bodies
The fiber equally reduces fat
The protein component of the pitaya fruit enhances the body’s metabolism
Calcium reinforces bones and aid in formation of healthy teeth
Vitamin B2 acts as a multi vitamin to recover and improve loss appetite
Vitamin B1 assists in production of energy as well as metabolizing carbohydrates
Vitamin B3 lowers bad cholesterol level and enhances the appearance of the skin by moisturizing and smoothening it.
Vitamin C ensures bruises and cuts heal faster and improves the general immune system of our bodies
Phosphorus aids in tissue formation.