Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2023. 7:47 am CST.
By Breaking Belize News Staff: Pitahaya, more commonly known as dragon fruit, is a tropical fruit native to Central America that has been gaining international recognition for its incredible health benefits. This beautiful and vibrant fruit is becoming a must-have in the diet of Belizeans due to its nutritional properties.
Pitahaya grows on the Hylocereus cactus, which is native to the region and can also be found thriving in Belize’s tropical climate. The fruit is easily recognizable by its bright pink or yellow, scale-like outer skin and its unique white or red inner flesh dotted with tiny black seeds.
However, it’s not just the appealing aesthetics of the fruit that make it desirable. The real value of the pitahaya lies in its nutritional profile. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, the dragon fruit is a nutrient-dense superfood.