Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pitaya
Day 9

A Different Fruit A Day Personal Health Challenge


The Pitaya, more commonly known as the Dragon Fruit,  is an unusual fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is actually a type of cactus, and the fruit comes in three colors: two have pink skin, but with different colored flesh (one white, the other red); while another type is yellow with white flesh.



The  Dragon Fruit pictured above was bought at Jimbo's…Naturally and was red inside.  Warning, this fruit is a bit on the pricey side.

Dragon fruit is low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants. Dragon fruit tastes wonderful! - very sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that's like a cross between kiwi and pear.

Oma has a Pitaya plant growning in her garden.  It's fruit is red on the outside and white inside.


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