Pitaya Season

It’s Pitaya Season – Great Ways to Enjoy This Unique Superfood

Pitaya, also known in other areas as Dragon Fruit,  is now in season and available around Cozumel.  A member of the cactus family, they are native to Mexico, Central and South America, however, they are also cultivated in several Asian countries where they are considered an exotic luxury.

Pitaya is considered to be a “superfood” since it is loaded with nutritional and medicinal properties.   They’re rich in both Magnesium and Iron, high in both fiber and anti-occidents.

The flavor of the fruit is often likened to a Kiwi because of the abundant small black seeds.  The flowers of the pitaya generally bloom overnight and wilt in the morning.  Here’s a link to some more information about this abundantly available superfruit.

 

Aside from being strikingly pretty, it’s fushia skin and polka-dotted inner flesh, lends itself really well toward a variety of cooking and baking purposes.  Interested in incorporating this unique fruit into your diet?  Check out these interesting recipes

Es temporada de pitaya

Algunas formas geniales para disfrutar este particular súper alimento

 

La pitaya, también conocida como la fruta del dragón, es la fruta de esta temporada y está disponible en Cozumel. Es miembro de la familia del cactus y endémica de México, Centro y Sudamérica; sin embargo, también se cultivaen diversos paísesasiáticosdonde es reputada como lujoexótico.

La pitaya está considerada “súper alimento” pues está repleta de propiedades nutritivas y medicinales. Es rica en magnesio y hierro, rica en fibra y antioxidantes.

A menudo el sabor de esta fruta se le compara con el del kiwi debido a las abundantes semillas negras y pequeñas. Por lo general las flores de la pitaya florecen durante la noche y se marchitan en la mañana. He aquí un enlace que contiene más información  acerca de esta súper fruta tan abundante.

Además de ser increíblemente bella, su piel color fucsia y pulpa salpicada de puntitos,  se presta bien para una variedad de platillos y repostería. ¿Le interesa integrar a su dieta esta particular fruta? Echen un vistazo a estas interesantes recetas.

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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