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Pitaya: A Fruit Packed with (Nutrient) Punch 


Have you seen some of our more vibrant-colored bowls, hot pink blend with a dash of green mint on top? If you’re unfamiliar with the fruit that produces this colorful concoction, it’s the pitaya fruit, sometimes more commonly known as dragon fruit.

Grown in Central America, Thailand, and Vietnam, pitaya is a fruit that grows on a cactus and is slightly smaller than a cantaloupe, has thick, leathery skin, is a vibrant red or hot pink. The “meat” inside is either white or hot pink and filled with small black seeds.

Pitaya is packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), magnesium, protein, calcium, and several B vitamins.  The fruit also contains lycopene, the phytochemical responsible for its bright color–also found in tomatoes, watermelons, gac, and papaya.

We introduced pitaya into our bowls last year with the Paradise Bowl, blended with Prickly Pear, pineapple, banana, and mint, along with our proprietary Maq 7. Based on the great feedback from that bowl, we knew we had to find another way to incorporate pitaya into a future bowl.

Enter the Almond Butter Bowl. New at our stores in the last couple of weeks, we’ve combined pitaya with almond butter to create a nutrient-dense, flavor-packed superfood bowl that’ll be sure to delight the senses.

Pitaya Outside