Yellow pitahaya

FRUIT

Yellow pitahaya

This beautiful, scaly cactus fruit is related to the pink pitahaya; also called dragon fruit. The inside of a yellow pitahaya consists of white, slightly sweet and aromatic pulp. Yellow pitahaya are known to be sweeter and creamier than the pink variety.

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Origin

Yellow pitahaya are grown in Ecuador and Colombia, but are also increasingly seen in Southeast Asia. The cactus plants are beautiful to see with many hanging “cactus arms” and a lot of beautiful flowers, which eventually blossom into pitahaya.

ECUADOR & COLOMBIA

Colombia & Ecuador
Yellow pitahaya

How to store

A ripe, yellow pitahaya can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days, but best is to eat it as soon as possible. You can ripen a pitahaya that is still green at room temperature.

How to eat

Spoon the pulp from the skin with a spoon. Then cut the decorative pulp into cubes or slices. Or use a melon scoop to make nice balls. You can of course also eat the pulp straight from the skin, as you would do with a kiwi.

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