Pitaya: A Delicious Exotic Fruit

Pitaya is an exotic fruit little known in Portugal, but that has a power unmatched nutritional. Learn more about this fruit and let you impress.

The pitaya is a tropical fruit little known in Portugal, but that has a composition impressive.

Pitaya A Delicious Exotic Fruit

Also known as dragon fruit due to its outer shape, this plant is native to Central and South America and has already been brought to Southeast Asian countries. Yet, it is in Mexico that is the largest amount and from there it is distributed to all over the world.

This fruit exists in several colors, the most common being white and pink with small black dots on the inside. It has a flavor sweet and there are those who compare it with the kiwi and the melon.

It is possible to taste the pitaya in fruit, yoghurts, salads, pies, ice creams, milkshakes and juices.

The pitaya has very few calories and many vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent choice for weight loss diets, but not only. Check out below some of its benefits.

THE MAIN BENEFITS OF THIS TASTY FRUIT

1. ANTI-AGING

Antioxidants are essential to keep the skin firm, also fight the free radicals known to cause problems, such as cancer.

This fruit is a good source of antioxidants, due to its content in vitamin C.

2. CANCER PREVENTION

In addition to vitamin C, pitaya contains carotene, which is linked to several qualities anticancer, including the reduction of a series of tumors.

Lycopene, responsible for red color of pitayas red, seems to be associated with decreased risk of prostate cancer. This component if it is ingested through vegetables and fruit allied to the practice of physical exercise, can significantly reduce the risk.

3. SAÚDE CARDIOVASCULAR

The pitaya may help to boost heart health because it lowers levels of “bad” cholesterol and improves levels of “good” cholesterol.

The consumption of this exotic fruit can reduce the risk of developing heart disease and hypertension.

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4. CONTROLO DA DIABETES

The large amount of fiber present in this exotic fruit can help stabilize blood sugar levels. Also helps to inhibit the sugar spikes that occur after eating foods with a high glycemic index.

Some studies suggest that pitaya can have a beneficial effect in the prevention of certain problems that derive from the existence of diabetes.

5. FACILITATES DIGESTION AND PREVENTS CONSTIPATION

In pitaya can improve the bowel movements of the body, due to its fiber content. In this way, the consumption of this food can help reduce the constipation and the sensation of a distended belly.

6. IT IMPROVES THE IMMUNITY

Due to the presence of vitamin C, the immune system may suffer improvements, at the same time that it stimulates the activity of other antioxidants.

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, as well as calcium, phosphorus, iron, protein, niacin and fiber also contribute to improve the functioning of your immune system.

RECIPES TO TRY WITH PITAYA

1. JUICE PITAYA

  • 1 Pitaya pink or white
  • 5 mint Leaves
  • ½ Lemon squeezed
  • 1 small Piece of ginger
  • 250 ml water or coconut water

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– Mode of preparation –

  1. Beat all the ingredients in a blender and drink then.
  2. To be even more refreshing, you can add a few ice cubes.
  1. PUDDING PITAYA
  • ½ Cup of water
  • ½ Cup of chia
  • 4 Sheets of gelatin colorless tasteless
  • 1 Pitaya
  • 1 Package of coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

– Mode of preparation –

  1. Put the water in a small bowl with the gelatin and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Then, place the coconut milk and the sugar in a saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Remove the pulp of the pitaya and squeeze with a fork and take the pot.
  4. Add the gelatin sheets and mix for 1 minute.
  5. Place in container and reserve in the cold for 4 hours.

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