About: Pitaya, pitahaya, or dragon fruit is a slightly sweet fruit that grows on a cactus plant and is endemic to Mexico. To eat a pitaya, cut the fruit in half to reveal the juicy core. Because of its black, crunchy seeds, the feel of the fruit is comparable to that of a kiwifruit. The flesh is moderately pleasant and minimal in calories when eaten uncooked. The seeds are eaten together with the flesh, have a nutty taste, and are rich in lipids, but they are indigestible unless chewed.
Health benefits: It’s rich in antioxidants like flavonoids, phenolic acid, and betacyanin. It’s naturally fat-free and high in fiber. It may help lower your blood sugar. It contains prebiotics, which are foods that feed the healthy bacteria called probiotics in your gut. It can strengthen your immune system. It can boost your iron levels.
How to use: One can directly have the raw part of dragon fruit with a spoon, one can make kebabs of dragon fruit with other fruits like kiwi, one can bend many such tropical fruits into a smoothie and enjoy these as summertime treats.
Simple recipe: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/154950/dragon-fruit-shake/