Yellow Pitaya

Health benefits of yellow dragon fruit

Yellow dragon fruit


The Yellow dragon fruit is Botanically known as Selenicereus megalanthus or Hylocereus megalanthus.

The fruits are the fruit of a climbing cactus known for its large, fragrant flowers. These fragrant flowers only bloom for one to two nights. These fruits are also known as yellow pitahaya or pitaya Amarillo. This yellow pitaya is the sweetest of all dragon fruit.

The fruit has a rectangular shape and is usually slightly smaller in size than the red dragon fruit. The fruits are usually about 10 cm long and 7 cm wide. The fruit shows small thorns in its immature state which fall off naturally as the fruit matures. Turmeric pita is found in the early summer and autumn months.

Beneath the Dragon fruit’s yellow skin is dense white flesh containing numerous small, edible black seeds. The fruit has a juicy texture and a very sweet, tropical flavor and no acidity.

Cultural information:

The yellow dragon fruits have been used by natives of North and South America for centuries. It was used both for medicinal and culinary purposes. It is only since the early 2000s that yellow dragon fruit has been approved for export to North America and Europe.

The fruit is the largest producer in South America, Colombia and Ecuador and is exported worldwide. The Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus has long elongated stalks that can grow up to 20 feet tall and growing.



Yellow dragon fruit is usually eaten raw, either directly from the skin or cut into cubes, balled or cuts. For best yellow dragon fruit taste, refrigerate the fruit for 2 hours before preparing the raw.

Add to a tropical fruit salad or serve as a dessert. A sauce or smoothie syrup can be made by purifying the flesh of the fruit. The fruit can be kept at room temperature for a few days and refrigerated for up to a week.


Nutritional value:

Yellow dragon fruit is a good source of calories, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Dragon fruit yellow skin contains dietary fiber and protein and has a higher calcium content than red-skinned dragon fruit.

They provide small amounts of iron, vitamins A and C and niacin. Yellow dragon fruit is a good source of antioxidants and beneficial fatty acids. Edible seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for a healthy heart.


Serving Size: 100gm


Calories: 60

Carbs: 11 g

Dietary Fiber: 3 g

Fat: 0 grams

Protein: 0.5 grams

Sugars: 8 grams

Vitamin A: 50 IU

Vitamin C: 2 milligrams

Calcium: 16 milligrams

Iron: 0.5 gram

Magnesium: 38 milligrams




Yellow dragon fruit benefits



The fruit contains a lot of dietary fiber, which is good for the digestive system because it removes toxins from the body. It maintains the optimal health of the person as it lightens the working pressure of the organs and helps in the detoxification of the liver. It reduces the problems of constipation in pregnant women and other people. Facilitates the ability to remove other contaminants from the body.


RBCs structure:

The fruit is rich in iron which makes red blood cells and eliminates anemia. Since high oxygen and nutrients are carried by the red blood cells needed to supply the fetus in the womb, pregnant women can add yellow dragonfruit to their diet.


Cardiovascular health:

This fruit is an excellent source of unsaturated fats and heart. It lowers harmful cholesterol levels and reduces heart problems and high blood pressure by meeting adequate levels.



It is a great source of antioxidants that help reduce cell damage. Reduces the risk of cancer and other health problems. This avoids the damage of free radicals, which can cause premature aging and age-related illness. It contains three times more vitamin C than carrots. Enables healing of body cells and enhances the body’s ability to cope with stress.


Reduces inflammation:

The seeds contain omega-3 fats which fight against fungal and bacterial infections. Anti-bacterial and fungal properties increase the number of white blood cells that protect the body from toxins. It activates cells to regenerate which accelerates wound and wound healing.


Yellow dragon fruit plant


The Yellow Dragon is an easily cultivated and fast-growing plant. It requires compost with plenty of humus and adequate moisture for cultivation.

In winter it should not be kept below 8 ° C (46.5 ° F). It can grow in semi-shade, but it does best in full sunlight. The tree blooms from June to October. During this time the Yellow dragon fruit tree can grow to a very large size.

The ‘Australian Gold’ variety produces the world’s largest yellow thornless dragonfruit. The fruit is white-fleshed and sweet like kiwi fruit. The branches are dense, dark green and extremely tolerant to the seasons.


What is the difference between red and yellow dragon fruits?


Yellow Dragon Fruit vs. Red

Both yellow dragon fruits and red dragon fruits are very good for health. However, there are fundamental differences in their shape and taste.

Features                             Yellow Dragon Fruit                                Red Dragon Fruit

    Color:                  yellow shell, white flesh                                       red shell, red flesh
          Shape:            elliptical, small ears, prickly ears               fruit round, ears curved, fruit stalks
Smell:             Sweet taste, big seeds, smell like mangosteen               sweet taste
Sugar content:                     Sugar content about 20-25%                          Sugar content about 15%


The shape of the fruit

The yellow dragon fruits are usually elliptical, the ears are small, with thorns in the ears, which usually fall off when the fruit ripens.
The red fleshy dragon fruit is round, the ears are curved, towards the fruit stalk, forming most of the red color and the seeds are small.

When we cut the dragon fruit, we can easily recognize the difference.
The red flesh dragon fruit has a dark red inner flesh, gradually turning a dark purple.
The flesh inside the yellow dragon fruits is only white, the seeds clearly visible.


Taste differences

There is a clear difference in the taste of yellow and red dragon fruits.
Yellow dragon fruits taste sweet, smells like mangosteen and contain about 20-25% sugar.

Red dragon fruit is usually sweet, with about 15% sugar content.


Ecuadorian yellow dragon fruit

Ecuadorian yellow dragon fruits are varied dragon fruit of extremely high economic value. The fruit originated in Ecuador and was then imported into Southeast Asian countries and domesticated in tropical climates.

The fruit trees grow relatively fast. Small body, different from the red dragon fruit variety. It can withstand drought, salt and alum.

The fruits are usually small, on average 1 kg contains 2-3 fruits, depending on the growing conditions. The fruit has a characteristic yellow skin, white inner flesh and fewer seeds than the red dragon fruit, but the seeds are larger.

The Ecuadorian yellow-skinned dragon fruits have sweet, fragrant, firm and crunchy flesh. It is highly praised for its quality, so it has high economic value.


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