Dragon Fruit - Golden

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Origin - Central America
Class -
Cat 1 
Average weight - 6
50 grams 

Introduction

Wow, firstly, we've never seen Golden Dragon Fruit this big or this juicy. Not to be confused with the yellow pitahaya, the golden dragon fruit is actually a species of cactus which is believed to be indigenous to South East Asia. It is classified within the broad category of pitaya or pitahaya which also belong to the family Cactaceae. Dragon fruits are a distinct category of pitaya known as the sweet pitaya and they are different compared to sour pitaya variety both in taste and in texture. Sweet pitaya come in three types known as white-fleshed pitaya, red-fleshed pitaya, golden pitaya and yellow pitahaya. The golden dragon fruit is one of the least cultivated pitaya species. 

History

The golden dragon fruit is believed to have originated from south east asia and is believed to be a hybrid

Regions

The golden dragon fruit is indigenous to Thailand. It is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions and also like most dragon fruits it is cultivated in Australia and  Southeast Asia. 

Flavours & Texture

The golden dragon fruit is very sweet just like the yellow pitahaya but it has a lot more flesh very much a fruit lovers’ delight. The flesh is sweet, juicy, firm and crisp and it can be used in marmalades, soft drinks and smoothies.

Preparation

Upon receipt we recommend keeping in the refrigerator to prolong its best before date. The outer rind is not edible and whilst it does start to wilt and perish once picked from the cactus, it does a great job of protecting the edible and super juicy flesh inside. Slice it in half and then scoop out the slightly firm flesh with a spoon and eat the sweet flesh right out of the shell, or carefully use a sharp spoon to cut and remove the flesh from the skin. Then slice or cut it any way you like.

Nutritional Value

The Golden pitaya contains a variety of different nutrients and it is also a great source of fiber, iron, and magnesium.



Calories per 100g

60 kcal

Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

13 g

Fiber

3 g

Protein

1.2 g

Vitamin C

3% of the RDI

Iron

4% of the RDI

Magnesium 

10% of the RDI

SHIPPING


Choose your desired delivery date at the checkout, available delivery dates will be displayed at checkout stage. All orders are dispatched via DHL on a 24hr Next Working Day service. If no date is selected your order will be dispatched at the next available date.

We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..

RETURNS

Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to info@exoticfruits.co.uk, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or info@exoticfruits.co.uk to cancel your order.

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