Pitaya, or dragon fruit, are exotic cactus fruits with a unique appearance. The fruit has a leathery pink or yellow skin, with white or red flesh and black seeds. The pitahaya’s flesh is like a refreshing mix of watermelon and kiwi. It is slightly sweet and low in calories.
Nutritional value per 100 grams:
240 kJ (57 kcal)
16 g of carbohydrates
0 g of total lipid fat
3,57 g of protein
8.8 mg of calcium
0.65 mg of iron
0.045 mg of vitamin B1
9 mg of vitamin C
0.9 g of fiber
Benefits of the Pitaya:
The seeds contain many nutrients like omega 3s and omegas 6s.
The fruit itself contains lycopene, which has anti-cancer properties.
It controls blood sugar
It has a low glycemic index
It stimulates a proper digestion
It helps in weight loss
It controls cholesterol
It contains Anti-aging properties
It contains protecting benefits against heart disease issues