The Pitahaya belongs to the family of the cactaceaes. The fruit has an oval-elongated shape, its weight is between 250 and 300gr
The Pitahaya is high in calories, proteins and calcium. It has a high content of water and is rich in phosphorus. It helps to provide essential vitamins that the body needs such as the Vitamins A and C.
Pitahaya consumption is recommended for body decontamination since the tiny seeds are highly prized as a natural laxative. The pulp contains oil, which avoids the stomach each and therefore helps to the good stomach and intestine functions. It also contains a substance called captina that acts as hearts strengthen and as nerves tranquilizer.
The Pitahaya is ideal to consume raw when ripe. In order to do this, cut the fruit in half and eat the pulp with a spoon; preferably the seeds are not to be chewed unless you wish to use them as a laxative. The pitahaya can also be consumed in fruit salads, juice, deserts, jam, ice cream, cocktails and wine. Furthermore, the Pitahaya is used for decoration.