Dragon Fruit (Yellow)


Key Information:

Yellow dragon fruit (also called yellow pitaya or yellow pitahaya) comes from the climbing cactus Hylocereus megalanthus that grows in Colombia, Ecuador and northern parts of South America. The plant can grow up to 15 feet tall. It's fruit’s taste can best be described as mild and sweet with floral notes, bearing some resemblance to kiwifruit or cactus pear. The flesh also a slight crunch that’s somewhat softer than that of watermelon.

Health Benefits:

Rich source of dietary fiber with prebiotics for digestive health. Beneficial antioxidants including Vitamins C and A. Beneficial minerals like iron, potassium, niacin and magnesium. Omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Here’s a rundown of the main nutrients in a one-cup serving (227 grams)
  • Calories: 136
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 29 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Iron: 8% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 18% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 9% of the RDI
  • Vitamin E: 4% of the RDI
Beyond essential nutrients, dragon fruit supplies beneficial plant compounds like polyphenols, carotenoids and betacyanins.

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Store in a cool and dry place