Friday, August 28, 2009

P is for PITAYA

Pitaya is the fruit of a cactus. Pitayas are easily found in Guatemala all year round in the farmer market and. They are grown in the eastern part of the country particularly in Zacapa, Jutiapa and Chiquimula.

The outside of the pitaya is rubbery and the inside is very much like a kiwi, but a vivid fuscia. The word pitaya is commonly used to describe that color.

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Mama Bear said...

wow, i never knew that. I don't think I've ever tried it or at least if I did, I had no idea what I was eating, LOL

Nancy said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm la amo, la adoro. Y, debo confesar que no sabía que era fruto de un cacto.
Gracias por tanta información tan interesante.

Katie said...

wow .. interesting !! ( my "babies" are from Jutiapa :)

Kim said...

Just found your blog - and very glad I did. I was served some Pitaya last summer in Tierra Linda. I LOVED it. I've been trying to explain it to everyone.

Unknown said...

I'm guatemalan and i know that It's delicious! You have to try it!