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The Yellow Dragon Fruit is from Ecuador, Palora

Golden Dragon from Ecuador

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

 

The scientific name of the pitahaya is Hylocereus Megalanthus, in Asia is known like HUANGLONG , 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, approximately 2,000 ha.

Finally, it is essential to indicate that yellow dragon fruit is an endemic fruit of the place and has not been genetically modified.

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 the United States interested in buying pitahaya for private consumption, you can buy in this link: https://nantargreen.com/collections/all

 

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.


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Fresh Yellow Dragon Fruit in sliced.

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, and 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.

Plantation of Golden Dragon Fruit

In Ecuador, specifically in Palora, there are approximately 2,000 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) 81.18
• Total carbohydrates (g) 17.89
• Ashes (g) 0.4 Ethereal extract (g) 0.1
• Protein (g) 0.48
• Fiber (g) 0.18
• Phosphorus (mg) 16.0
• Calcium (mg) 167,80
• Iron (mg) 1.83
• Vitamin C (mg) 4.0, Zinc (mg/L) 1,83(Santacruz et al., 2009, p. 18)If you need more information about this, you can check this link


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Nutrients of the yellow dragon fruit

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When is the Golden Dragon Fruit ready to harvest and export?

Ripeness levels of yellow dragon fruit

The fruit is ready for harvest from ripeness level number 3.

  • Air Shipping

If we send the fruit by air flight, it will arrive very fresh and retain its nutrients; it will arrive at maturity level 3.

  • Ocean Shipping 

While we ship the product by sea, the fruit will gain more color and sweetness during the journey and arrive at maturity level 4. (In the case of sea shipments to the United States)

After the fruit reaches its final destination, it will have a useful life of approximately 20 more days for the last customer to acquire and consume the product.

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If you are a fruit distributor in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Europe, 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.

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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 major production in the year, approximately 70%.

Golden Dragon Fruit harvest season in Palora

Harvest of Yellow Dragon Fruit