Production and consumption of pitaya fruit popular in recent years, Turkey’s growing
Dietician Ahmet Kaya, who gave information about the content of the beloved pitaya in a short time with its high nutritional value and different taste, said, “Dragon fruit is a very rich fruit in terms of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. The fruit, which contains C and B vitamins, is also omega 3 and omega 6. It also contains polyunsaturated fatty acids.
While it strengthens the immune system with its abundant vitamin C content, it also supports bone development with its high amount of calcium. Dragon fruit, which has the ability to lower blood pressure, prevents the risk of high blood pressure. This fruit, which contains lycopene, also reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. We can allow it to be consumed on the condition that it complies with its portion in the nutrition and diet lists. 1 portion of this special fruit is considered as half a pitaya. When consuming, it is necessary to follow the portioning rules. Because of the fructose, it contains, fruits can lead to weight gain if consumed excessively. ”