Frutti Battaglio - Pitaya

Pitaya (Dragon Fruit)

Origin:Colombia, Ecuador, Vietnam

Varieties:Yellow, Red

Pitaya, or dragon fruit, originally comes from Mexico and the northern Andes, and was eaten by pre-colombian peoples. Its tiny seeds have been found in archeological sites dating back over 2000 years! It is oval in shape, with a purple-pink (sometimes yellow) skin, and fleshy green-speckled leaves. The pulp is usually white with small black seeds, but in some cases the pulp can be bright pink.

Our varieties


Originally from Mexico, this fruit can weigh from 200 to 300 g. The green-coloured skin with pink spikes turns yellow when the fruit is ripe. Inside, the pulp is white and juicy, with black seeds similar to kiwi seeds.

Pitaya Gialla


About 10 cm long, this variety has bright pink skin with broad green brateae (or "spikes"). The pulp, disseminated with small black seeds, can be white like the yellow pitaya, or fuchsia, with a sweet and delicate taste.

Pitaya Rossa


As complicated as it may seem, dragon fruit is actually very easy to prepare. Just cut it in half lengthwise and separate the pulp from the skin using a spoon. After that it can be cut into wedges and served fresh as a dessert, or added to fruit salads, or even used to prepare refreshing drinks.

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Valori nutrizionali

Did you know?

  • Dragon fruit is considered a superfood, like many other exotic fruits. Rich in beneficial properties, it is a real boost to the organism and contains very few calories.

  • The plant only flowers during the night, producing large white flowers, which create a very striking atmosphere in the plantations. After one day the flowers wilt, and the fruit ripens in about 30 days.