pitaya


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Enlarge picture
dragonfruit

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Muhammad, Stability of betanin in pitaya powder and confection as affected by resistant maltodextrin, doi: https://doi.
Red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus) is a very popular kind of tropical and subtropical fruits belonging to Cactaceae family, and it is also named dragon fruit, red dragon fruit or red-fleshed pitaya (Yu and Wang, 2009; Chen et al.
Y finalmente esta la referida con el cultivo de la pitaya, planta silvestre que es nutritiva, medicinal, muy resistente a los periodos de sequia y de gran precio en el mercado.
Pitaya, which means scale fruit, is the name for both the cactus plant and its fruit which are grouped into four genera: Stenocereus Briton and Rose, Cereus Mill.
Para llegar al primero hay que cruzar Los Naranjos, Santiago de los Caballeros, Guanajuato, El Saucito y La Pitaya.
Red Pitaya is a test and measurement system in a compact and low-cost ecosystem approach.
Pitaya Tanadamrongsak, managing director of Dongfeng Motors (Thailand), a unit ofChina'sDongfeng Motor Corpthat announced an expansion in Thai vehicle production on Tuesday, told Reuters the business community needed more than the lifting of an emergency decree.
Fresh pitaya stays fresh for a short period of time when stored at room temperature.
Entre las cactaceas mas comunes destacan las columnares, como el cardon pelon (Pachycereus pringlei) y la pitaya dulce (Stenocereus thurberi) (Leon de la Luz et al.
En este contexto, llama la atencion la cantidad de actores que pertenecen a este grupo: los ejidos Alfredo Bonfil y Benito Juarez; las cooperativas pesqueras Aguilas Pescadores y Bahia Vizcaino; las empresas y cooperativas ecoturisticas Ecoservicios Sendavil, Ecoturismo Kuyima, Ecoservicios La Pitaya, LARIC y MUBA; las empresas ecoturisticas Los Caracoles, Deportes Ecoturisticos La Laguna, Antonio's Ecotours, Pancito's Ecotours, Laguna Tours y Mario's Tours.