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Yellow dragon fruit (also called yellow pitaya or yellow pitahaya) comes from the climbing cactus:
Hylocereus megalanthus that grows in Colombia, Ecuador and northern parts of South America. The plant can grow up to 15 feet tall.
Hylocereus undatus, popularly called pitahaya or red pitahaya / pitaya / dragon fruit, is the most cultivated species of the genus Hylocereus. It is native to Central America and is widely distributed in tropical regions as Ecuador throughout the world, where it is cultivated as an ornamental plant and for harvesting its fruits.
Both the yellow and the white or red pitaya are very healthy fruits with great nutritional value.
These are the main benefits of its consumption:
-It is a fruit very rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, the latter contained in high concentrations, especially in the yellow pitaya. It is thus a food with great anti-ageing action and helps prevent all kinds of degenerative and cardiovascular diseases.
-It is very digestive and favors intestinal transit due to the small seeds in its pulp.
-It is suitable for weight loss diets thanks to its low sugar content, with a low caloric profile. In addition, it helps activate the metabolism.
-It has a very high water content, making it ideal for hydration in the hot months and avoiding heat stroke.
-The pulp is rich in captin, a component that acts as a cardiac tonic that supports the proper functioning of the heart and combats arrhythmias.
-It is also an antihistamine food, being very suitable for people suffering from asthma or sinusitis.
-It is a fruit rich in prebiotic fiber, which means that it favors the existence of beneficial bacteria for the functioning of the intestine, which improves not only digestion but also health in general.
-These bacteria also help improve insulin resistance, becoming a regulating and supportive food in people with type 2 diabetes.
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Low: June - October
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