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dragonfruit

An interesting exotic fruit in the cactus family, that looks like big red egg with green “flames” shooting out of it. When cut open, it’s white on the inside with black spots, like kiwi seeds. The Hylocereus type is sweet, and the Stenocereus is sour, but juicier, stronger and more refreshing. The plants have the silhouette of a small palm tree, but instead of palm leaves, they look like aloe leaves. They like to climb things and they flower at night, relying on pollination from bats etc. They can flower and bear fruit up to six times a year and can grow a new plant from simply planting any piece of the plant in the ground. They do quite well in desert heat and can stand an occasional short frost. Cut open or peel off red outer waxy skin, slice and eat the inner white part, seeds and all. The seeds will not digest unless chewed or put in blender. Taste is amazingly bland compared to the flashy exterior. High in vitamin C, fiber, calcium, phosphorus. Diabetics use this as a high-fiber food source instead of rice. Used for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as removing heavy metals, toxins. Red Pitaya (Hylocereus undatus)- red outside, white inside Costa Rica Pitaya (Hylocereus costaricensis)- red outside, red inside Yellow Pitaya (Hylocereus megalanthus) yellow outside, white inside
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Esta especie, tambien fue registrada en el cultivo de la pitahaya por CASTANO et al.
Una forma de contrarrestar y/o prevenir las enfermedades mencionadas, es realizando cambios en los habitos alimenticios, optando por consumir aquellos alimentos que poseen componentes bioactivos en mayor proporcion como los vegetales, entre ellos la pitahaya amarilla (Selenicereus megalanthus Haw), que en sus diferentes partes (pulpa, semilla, cascara y tallo), contienen biocompuestos como los polifenoles, que reducen la oxidacion generada por radicales libres, evitando el deterioro de las celulas y disminuyendo el riesgo de sufrir ENT tales como enfermedades cardiovasculares, diabetes, cancer y enfermedades respiratorias; a lo que se ha denominado capacidad antioxidante (Shete et al., 2015).
[ClickPress, Thu Aug 01 2019] Dragon fruit powder, also known as pitahaya powder, is obtained from an exotic and delicious fruit.
The species, known as pitahaya or dragon fruit, is of great interest to researchers due to its attractive color (Hua et al., 2016), pleasant taste (Garcia-Cruz et al., 2017), high content of nutrients (Tze et al., 2012) and exceptional drought-tolerance (Nobel and De La Barrera, 2004).
Valleys of 8.0 km in length, as well as construct, operate, exploit, conserve and maintain the Rayn-La Pitahaya section of 68.58 km in length, of the highway of federal jurisdiction Rioverde-Cd.
Resultados similares se han reportado en liofilizacion de pitahaya (Ayala et al., 2010) y frambuesa (Sette et al., 2016).
CAT activity has been reported in mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) and pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus) in refrigeration and then transferred to room temperature, indicating that the activity of this enzyme can be increased or maintained with no change during ripening (ALIA et al., 2005; BALOIS-MORALES et al., 2008).
Columbus and other early voyagers to the Americas filled their travel journals with breathless descriptions of the tropical fruits they'd never seen before: avocados, papayas, pineapples, soursop, guava, pitahaya and atemoya, to name just a few.
La pitahaya o fruta dragon (Hylocereus costaricensis) es una de las frutas tropicales mas populares en el mundo.
On a recent garden visit, I discovered dragon fruit plants (pitahaya) growing in an open garden, something I had not seen before.