Pitaya: The Pretty Fruit That’s Pretty Amazing For Your Health, Too

cut open pitaya Dragon fruitPitayas are gorgeous fruit. Also called dragon fruit, their hot pink exterior and their black and white polka dot interior make them interesting enough aesthetically. But what if I told you this pretty fruit can also make you healthier and beautiful? Find out why this trending exotic fruit should make its way into your diet.

Disease Fighter

Regular consumption of a pitaya can help prevent illness. According to certified plant-based nutritionist and health counselor Julie Montagu, “This fruit is a powerhouse. It’s one of the most phyto-nutrient dense fruits around. Giving your body additional backup as phyto-nutrients help fight diseases.”


Pityas are packed with antioxidants and aid in keeping your skin looking young. Montagu raves about this fruit’s anti-aging properties saying,  “Pitaya is so rich with antioxidants that it helps keep the skin tight and young—it even gives acai berry a run for its money with the amount of antioxidants it contains.” It’s even great as a face mask! You can blend the fruit with honey and spirulina an voila! It’s possibly one of the best gifts you can give to your face.