Dragon fruit has a mild flavor. Goes well with other tropical fruits and can be diced and added to salads, fruit salads or desserts. With the juice of this fruit and sugar can be obtained delicious sorbets.
Our ancients called these fruits as Water Tunas (Tunas de Agua) and then the Spaniards discovered it in Mexico, Colombia, Central America and the Antilles and named it “Pitaya” or “Pitahaya”, which means “the fruit with scales”. The Earthship Pitaya Festival takes place in February in Nicaragua, specifically in the city of San Juan Del Sur, and has the purpose to honor this regional product and to raise awareness of environmental issues.
Dragon fruit was discovered by the Spanish conquerors in Mexico, Colombia, Central America and the Antilles. Nowadays this fruit is cultivated in Mexico, Nicaragua and Vietnam.
36 calories in 100 grams. This fruit is high in vitamin C and low in calories, which is why is highly recommended for people who have deficiency of this vitamin and do not tolerate citrus fruits, peppers or other similar vegetables. Dragon fruit also helps to lower the risk of developing heart disease, degenerative disease, even cancer.