[loving the PITAYA]

It's an odd-looking, dark pink-colored, spiky fruit. I first saw them being sold in the weekend market in M!2, back when mall construction was just starting.

Many years later, I got to try it & instantly loved its taste.:) It's taste is likened to a kiwi fruit because of its dark crunchy seeds and pulp.

The PITAYA or dragon fruit is the fruit of several cactus species. "Pitaya" usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while "Pitahaya" or "Dragonfruit" always refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus.

Aside from the usual red variety, it also comes in yellow.

Did you know that this fruit packs many nutrients? Here are just some :

*protein - to boost metabolism
*calcium - to strengthen teeth & bones naturally
*fiber - to regulate bowel movement
*vitamin C - to help build the immune system

Eat a dragon fruit and enjoy its health benefits.

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