Selenicereus megalanthus

Place of origin: Boyacá, Huila and Valle del Cauca

Also known as Dragon Fruit, nutritional treasure, rich in vitamin C and B, minerals, and water.

Exotic fruit of intense color, dark red, pink, or yellow. Its interior can be white or pink, depending on the cactus from which it is collected.
Extremely sweet and with a touch that reminds us of kiwi.

There are two types of pitahaya, the yellow with thorns and the sweeter, similar to pineapple, and the red without thorns, larger and harder rind.

  • Source of iron, calcium, and phosphorus, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C.
  • Helps the immune system and cholesterol.
  • Diuretic fruit, antioxidant, low in calories.
  • Eating it with a spoon is a delight, in juices, smoothies, and salads.

Frequent questions


  • Color: Its thick skin is yellow and its pulp is white with black seeds.
  • Flavor: It is very refreshing, sweet, and aromatic. To consume it is divided in two, and the pulp is consumed.
  • Health: It is a strong high in Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and antioxidants. It is a fruit very low in caloric content and its consumption helps against constipation as it acts as a mild laxative.
  • Brix: 18 – 20

Storage conditions

It is recommended not to break the cold chain, store in places separated from strong odors, and keep as much as possible at temperatures around 13º C. For conservation in controlled environments, keep relative humidity between 65 – 70%.


The yellow pitahaya is a fruit that can be consumed as a fresh product or
processed in different ways, such as juices, cocktails, ice cream, yogurt, and jams.

The pitahaya is a very attractive fruit and is used as a decoration in cocktails, arrangements floral, and gourmet preparations.


The pitahaya is subjected to the stages of Receipt, Storage, Selection and Cleaning, Packaging, and Dispatch.


Box of 10 or 12 units.

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