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Dragon Fruit or “Pitaya” as it is locally called is an usual fruit that many of you may not be familiar with. It originally comes from Central America and is a member of the cactus family. It is oval shaped with spines on the outside. It is very aromatic with a sweet flavour and has excellent nutritional value.
The Dragon Fruit has anti-tumor, anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is rich in Vitamin C and also contains Vitamin B’s  and minerals such as Calcium, iron and phosphorus. The seeds are edible and they contain beneficial fatty acids.
So, next time you see this usual fruit in one of Lanzarote’s supermarkets, don’t forget to give it a try!