You will need
- - spoon;
- - cutting Board.
Maturing dragon fruitand is not as familiar to us fruits. The color of its fruit is not an indicator of its maturity or immaturity. Pitaya yellow color can be more Mature than one that has a red tint. The color of the adjacent fruit has important value. The Mature fruit of pitaya has a more intense color compared to its "neighbors". Yellow is a Golden color, and red is bright red.
Take the dragon fruit in your hands and gently squeeze. If it is solid and rigid, then most likely the fetus is still immature, but if the fruit is soft, it is ready to use. Don't squeeze the pitaya too much to understand buying this fruit or not, it does not require a lot of effort. Carefully inspect the fruit, if it there are wrinkles, mildew or stains – this is the signs of over-ripeness or age.
Before use, place the pitaya for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator. Then remove the fruit, place on a cutting Board and a sharp knife cut into two parts. Note the pulp. Have fruitand red pulp should be white or pale pink, and the fruit isa yellow color – just white. In addition, the pulp of pitaya regardless of its color has tiny edible black seeds.
With a sharp knife cut off the rind of the fruit spikes, so it is more convenient to hold in hands. Is it possible, or spoon directly from the halves or purified from the skin like an Apple. Dragon fruit is a great additive to a fruitish cocktails and sorbitan.
Pitaya is very useful for pregnant women as it includes a minimal amount of sugar and the maximum amount of carbohydrates, calcium, vitamins C and B1. In addition, the fruit contains folate, a shortage of which in the body of pregnant women can lead to serious pathologies of the child.
Dragon fruit red color are rich in lycopene, which breaks down fats pigment, effectively fighting certain types of cancer and diseases of the cardiovascular system.