Dragon Fruit

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To call them ingredients … is inadequate

Pitaya, or dragon fruit, is a fruit with a singular shape that recalls the fames of the mythological animal. It’s a light fruit but with numerous nutritional properties that make is an ally for the body’s wellbeing.

Origins

Hylocereus undatus is a plant from the Cactus family, originating from the arid zones of Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica), and was subsequently introduced into South America and in other areas of the world such as Vietnam and Thailand. According to legend, the fruit of this plant was created by dragons thousands of years ago. It is said that, during the battles with the dragons, after they had been defeated, this particular fruit was hunted and offered as a gift to the emperor as a symbol of victory.

Dragon Fruit, the fruit of strength

A low-calorie fruit, rich in micro-nutrients and mineral salts: besides vitamins C, B1, B2, B3 and E, it offers high levels of iron, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. Excellent in fibre content. A fruit rich in anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, useful for the formation of free radicals. It’s also rich in probiotics and has a low cholesterol content.

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