This mildly sweet fruit known as pitaya, pitahaya, or dragon fruit, grows on a cactus vine, and is native to Mexico.
To prepare a pitaya for consumption, the fruit is cut in half to expose the juicy inside. The fruit's texture is similar to a kiwifruit because of its black, crunchy seeds. The flesh, which is eaten raw, is mildly sweet and low in calories. The seeds are eaten together with the flesh, have a nutty taste and are rich in lipids, but they are indigestible unless chewed.
Pitaya can also be eaten chilled, frozen, juiced, blended, or used to flavor other beverages.
We pack our Flat Rate boxes as full as we can. The total weight varies depending on the size, shape, and mass of the fruit:
- Sample Box contains up to 3-6 pounds.
- Large Box contains up to 10-14 pounds.
- Extra Large Box contains up to 20-28 pounds.
- Bulk Box contains up to 35-45 pounds.
We ALWAYS recommend ordering a LARGE BOX for the best value, when compared to a Small Box. Because shipping, handling, and delivery are so expensive per package, the Large Box will contain more fruit and ultimately a better value.