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The best Yellow Dragon Fruit in the world

Palora, Morona Santiago, Ecuador, has the best pitahaya production in the world.


The scientific name of the pitahaya is Hylocereus triangularis, known as pitahaya or pitaya, a species of the cactus's family.

The pitahaya, precisely Palora's type, comes from the Ecuadorian Amazon of Morona Santiago of the Palora canton. In this place, there is the most significant number of hectares planted throughout Ecuador. Finally, it is essential to indicate that yellow dragon fruit is an endemic fruit of the place and has not been genetically modified.


Where do you buy the Yellow Dragon Fruit near you?

If you are interested in buying yellow pitahaya, you have three options;

1.- If you are a fruit distributor in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, and Hong Kong, you can coordinate your purchases with NankyFoods. We are an Ecuadorian company dedicated to the production and export of this exotic fruit.

2.- If you are interested in buying pitahaya for private consumption, you can do it in the United States through Amazon.

3.- If you are interested in purchasing pitahaya seeds, and it is located in the United States or Spain, you can buy your seeds through Amazon.

What does Yellow Dragon Fruit taste?


This type of yellow dragon fruit (Palora type), is quite juicy, and sweet, its Brix degree depends on the degree of maturity reached, which can be between 18 and 21 º Brix, its aroma is quite discreet, and its flavor could resemble a kiwi.

Still, less acidic, it is juicy and smooth. If you are interested to see more about this topic, in this link can you find more information.


Yellow Dragon Fruit from Ecuador, Palora

Fresh Yellow Dragon Fruit in sliced.

Cultivation of pitahaya in Palora, Ecuador.

Palora, Morona Santiago, Ecuador, has the best pitahaya production in the world.

Where do cultivate Yellow Dragon Fruit?


This fruit is produced in several countries in Latin America; one of the pioneering countries was Colombia; however, the type of pitahaya they provide is a different spice from that of Ecuador.

Ecuador has a Yellow Dragon Fruit, endemic and unique in the world, which caught the attention of countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, which demanded a large quantity of that fruit, which is why exports increased from 1997.

Ecuador specialized in the production of Yellow Dragon Fruit. That production spread precisely in the area where the first native species were found, the Ecuadorian Amazon, Morona Santiago, specifically in Palora, which is why this fruit is also currently known as Pitahaya Palora.

In Ecuador, specifically in Palora, there are approximately 1,000 Ha. According to the data provided by Agrocalidad (institution for the control of agricultural production).

In Peru, it has started the production of pitahaya in recent years; its production is destined for domestic consumption; even now, its supply has not yet managed to satisfy its demand.

Venezuela has not dedicated itself to the extensive production of yellow dragon fruit; its production does not cover domestic demand.

Bolivia does not have its pitahaya production and is importing it from Peru in its yellow variety.

What does the Yellow Dragon Fruit contain?


• Humidity (g) 85.4
• Total carbohydrates (g) 13.2
• Ashes (g) 0.4 Ethereal extract (g) 0.1
• Protein (g) 0.4
• Fiber (g) 0.5
• Phosphorus (mg) 16.0
• Calcium (mg) 10.0
• Iron (mg) 0.3
• Vitamin C (mg) 4.0
• (Santacruz et al., 2009, p. 18)

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Nutrients of the yellow dragon fruit

Palora, Morona Santiago, Ecuador, has the best pitahaya production in the world.

Yellow Dragon Fruit´s Benefits

• The seeds, which are edible, contain beneficial fatty acids, which help digestion by regulating intestinal transit.
• The fruit contains captina, a substance that acts as a cardiac tonic and stimulates the nervous system.
• Contains, among others, antioxidants, mucilages, ascorbic acid, phenols; that allow us to delay cell aging.
• Strengthens the immune system.
• It helps us prevent kidney stones
• Regulates blood sugar level (glycemia)
• It stimulates collagen production


Does Yellow Dragon Fruit a laxative?

Many people are looking for healthy and 100% natural alternatives, to improve their digestive system, and have managed to find a very effective and natural alternative by eating yellow dragon fruit, the seeds of this fruit have antioxidant capacity that is attributed to its high acid content natural fatty acids as well as linoleic acid 64.5%, oleic acid 13.9% and palmitic acid 14.4% (Chemah et al., 2010), the most important being linoleic acid since it works in the body as a buffer capturing cholesterol generating a cardiotonic effect (Omidizadeh et al., 2011).

Some people are afraid to eat yellow dragon fruit because some friends have told them that it causes diarrhea, however, every organism is different, in case you are afraid to try yellow dragon fruit, it is better to try trying a quarter of a yellow dragon fruit, and in this way, you gradually scale the quantity, which you can eat.

If you are pregnant and have constipation, doctors recommend that you do not take any medication. They suggest increasing fiber intake. Among these foods is yellow dragon fruit; however, try small amounts, remember each organism is different.


How to eat Yellow Dragon fruit?

Maybe it looks difficult to eat the dragon fruit, really it is very easy to eat and enjoy the sweet flavor of this exotic fruit. In this page you can find, some ideas how to eat yellow dragon fruit:

• Choose a ready fruit with bright yellow, evenly colored skin that gives slightly when squeezed.
• You can use a sharp knife and cut the fruit, in half and use a small spoon to eat the pulp.
• Peel the skin off and slice the pulp into small pieces.

Some ideas for serving Yellow Dragon Fruit:

• Chop it into small pieces and top with yogurt, put oats and amaranth, this is really delicious.
• Include cut pieces it in a salad (for example: carrots, spinach and pickles).
• In yours breakfasts you can serve the fruit with pancakes and yogurt.
• Some people are some more creative, they prepare jelly with yellow dragon fruit pieces.

When is yellow dragon fruit ready to eat?

The yellow dragon fruit is ready to eat. According to the degree of maturity reached, if the fruit has a yellow coloration and its nipples (the tips that protrude) are scarcely green, the fruit will be ready to be consumed.
Next, you can review a photograph with the levels of maturity; it is recommended that from level 4, they can be consumed since the flavor will be much sweeter and juicier.

Ripeness levels of yellow dragon fruit

Ripeness levels of yellow dragon fruit

When is yellow dragon fruit ready to eat? when it is in level four

• The seeds, which are edible, contain beneficial fatty acids, which help digestion by regulating intestinal transit.
• The fruit contains captina, a substance that acts as a cardiac tonic and stimulates the nervous system.
• Contains, among others, antioxidants, mucilages, ascorbic acid, phenols; that allow us to delay cell aging.
• Strengthens the immune system.
• It helps us prevent kidney stones
• Regulates blood sugar level (glycemia)
• It stimulates collagen production


When is Yellow Dragon Fruit harvest season?

In Ecuador, there are three essential seasons in the year; these seasons are more valuable because, in this period, we obtain mayor production in the year, approximately 70%.

Yellow Dragon Fruit harvest season in Palora

Ripeness levels of yellow dragon fruit

First Season: September, December, January, until April.