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Benefits of the Pitaya

by MBG Online on October 12, 2021

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