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January 21, 2016

There has been a recent fad with dragon fruit over the last few years. It could possibly be due to its popularity on Instagram with users from all over the world. There are two types of dragon fruit, or otherwise known as Pitaya. There is one with a white inside and another with a pink inside. Centuries ago, Pitaya was first discovered in Central America. It seems that early missionaries brought the Pitaya fruit to Asia where it has since been renamed to the more commonly known "Dragon Fruit". 

 The dragon fruit has a pink outer layer with two different insides for fruit – it can be white with black seeds or pink with black seeds.

The dragon fruit has a pink outer layer with two different insides for fruit – it can be white with black seeds or pink with black seeds.

Pitaya is known to have many health benefits such as the following:

Fights Diabetes
– Dragon fruit contains a high amount of fiber that helps to regulate diabetes. It can stabilise blood sugar levels by suppressing sugar spikes. 
Reduces Signs of Aging
– Dragon fruits is rich in antioxidants which can keep the skin tight and young. It is said that you can make a face mask using the pitaya fruit combined with honey as a natural alternative to anti-aging masks. 
Suppresses Arthritis
– Adding dragon fruit to your diet can help fight ailments such as arthritis that directly affects the joints and causes severe irritation and immobility. Its successes are so widely known that the fruit is commonly referred to as the "anti-inflammatory fruit". 

 Pink dragon fruit is now readily available in supermarkets all over London such as Sainsbury's, ASDA and Tesco. You can even find them in organic fruit markets. 

Pink dragon fruit is now readily available in supermarkets all over London such as Sainsbury's, ASDA and Tesco. You can even find them in organic fruit markets. 

 Pink Pataya can be eaten with delicious toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, banana, coconut flakes, nuts and granola.

Pink Pataya can be eaten with delicious toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, banana, coconut flakes, nuts and granola.

 Pitaya smoothie bowls can make for healthy breakfasts and snacks!

Pitaya smoothie bowls can make for healthy breakfasts and snacks!

 Pink pataya can be used to make beautiful and delicious dragon fruit ice cream :) 

Pink pataya can be used to make beautiful and delicious dragon fruit ice cream :) 

For more information on "Pink Pataya" and its wonderful health benefits, you can follow the PINK PITAYA INSTAGRAM! Stay tuned for recipes and photos of #pinkpataya from our LICKALIX team as we bring to you, our own dragon fruit recipes! 

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