Pitaya Plus Review
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I recently had the pleasure of working with the famous Pitaya Plus and was super excited to experience their product to share it with you. Pitaya Plus specializes in raw unpasteurized frozen organic and non GMO pink pitaya using solar powered energy.
Pitaya is also known as dragon fruit, and comes in two varieties, a pink and a red. I have found that the pink pitaya is more on the tart side comparable to the flavor of raspberries, while on the other hand the white offers a more melon like flavor. Based on the eco friendly methods to harvest the pitaya, the fact that it is organic, non gmo, and 100% raw offering all the natural nutrients of the fruit, I’m obsessed!
If you’re a HUGE fan of nutrient dense smoothies or simply love taking your green smoothies to a whole other level by adding one of kind products with diverse nutrients sans added sugar, while at the same time producing the most esthetically pleasing smoothies ever..
You will love Pitaya Plus
(How special is this product?!, it truly is one of a kin!! If there is a smoothie/juice bar that offers pitaya options, its probably/definitely their product!)
There are two very noticeable differences between Pitaya from Central America and Pitaya (or Dragon Fruit) that comes from Asia. When you cut open most of the Pitaya from Asia, you will discover that it is very white on the inside. However, when you cut open a Pitaya from Central America the inside is a dark red magenta. The white varieties from Asia tend to be very bland and do not carry a lot of nutrients. However, the Pitayas from Central America have what some would describe as an earthy strawberry-raspberry taste.
The Pitaya fruit from Central America can be found along nutrient rich volcano mountainsides. The Pitaya fruit sprouts from a big beautiful white flower that only opens its petals under the night sky. The strong sun rises in the morning, and burns off the flowers petals. You are left with a small bud ready to grow into a delicious Pitaya fruit.
Our founder, Chuck was working in Nicaragua for a NGO in 2008 and came across the ‘Pitaya’ fruit. (aka Dragonfruit)Eating the beautiful fruit on a daily basis either in smoothies, or fresh from roadside stalls he always felt refreshed and energized afterward.
Living in Nicaragua he saw first hand the impoverished living conditions, numerous single mothers, and the endless destruction all left over due in most part to a recent war and earthquake. This was his motivation behind starting PitayaPlus.
The main goal of PitayaPlus is to support poverty-stricken communities in need and show the world that you don’t need sugar for food and beverages to taste good. Pitaya is naturally low in sugar, but packed with Antioxidants and fiber. We found that everyone loves to drink juice, they just don’t like the amount of sugar in it. Well now you can ‘have your juice and drink it too’.
PitayaPlus is committed to bringing you new and exciting products in a socially, environmentally responsible and sustainable way.
Behind our Pitaya / dragon fruit products, there is an incredible story of social empowerment. Our goal is to help create new employment opportunities in areas of the world that need it the most. The Pitaya farmers of Central America have struggled for decades because they have been limited to the local economies in which they operate out of. Pitaya Plus helps open doors to markets that they have never had a chance to participate in.
Unfortunately there is a large population of single mothers in Central America who struggle to find steady jobs and income. Studies show that supporting mothers is one of the most effective ways to have a positive impact on a community. If you support the mothers, the mothers will in turn help provide food and education to their children (the most important part of any community). Pitaya Plus hires single mothers to help process the fruit, in an effort to make a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We pay them above minimum wage, and help contribute to their social security.
Pitaya Plus also has a commitment to renewable energy. We operate out of one of the only solar-powered factories in Central America, and are always considering new energy efficient ways to help with production.
The farmers and producers are also an important part of our project. We work with them directly, and meet with every one of them face-to-face to ensure that the farms where we source our fruit from are kept clean, and working conditions are good for everyone involved. We also help with organic certification.
Here at PitayaPlus we are trying to create something long lasting with benefits for everyone involved. We believe that this fruit earns its title as being a superfruit because of its super-power potential to make you a little healthier, and put smiles on the faces of people in impoverished countries 😉
raw-food-100RAW-SOME – Did you know that our Pitaya / Dragon fruit smoothie packs are RAW, never cooked, heated or pasteurized. Eating raw and clean is an essential part of a healthy diet. Aiding digestion, strengthening the immune system, &increasing energy are just a few of the benefits. Eat Raw, Live Raw!
no-sugar-100NO Added Sugar! – We don’t add sugar to our Pitaya / Dragon fruit smoothie packs. Come to think of it, we don’t add anything! Just 100% Pure Pitaya. Why? Too much added sugar can cause unwanted health problems such as type 2 Diabtetes ,obesity and more. Eating shouldn’t be so complicated. It’s just fruit! Not rocket science.
antioxidant-100Antioxidants – Research has shown that Antioxidants help neutralize the formation of free radicals. In particular experts say that Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective antioxidants out there. You can find 4% of your RDI in a single smoothie pack. If you want a Vitamin C hit, try our recipe the ‘Nica Bowl.’ You can find over 150% of your RDI in there!
heart-fiber-100Fabulous Fiber – Our Pitaya / Dragon fruit smoothie packs are a good source of fiber! Did you know that, low fat diets rich in fiber containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables are great for your health. 1 Pitaya / Dragon fruit smoothie pack contains 12% of your recommended daily intake and we have delicious recipes that contain even more.
magnesium-muscles-100Magnesium – Pitaya Plus smoothie packs are a Good Source of Magnesium containing 10% of your RDI. Experts say that this critical mineral is responsible for over 300 enzymatic reactions and is found in all of your body tissues. Predominantly in your bones, muscles, and brain. You must have it for your cells to make energy, for many different chemical pumps to work, to stabilize membranes, and to help muscles relax.
lightening-Vitamin-b-100Vitamin B’s – Experts say that all B vitamins help the body to convert food into fuel, which is “burned” to produce energy. B vitamins help the body metabolize fats, protein and are necessary for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver. They also help the nervous system function properly. Load up on your Vitamin B and start Buzzing today! You can find 6% of Vitamin B2 and 2% of both B1 &B3 in a single Pitaya / Dragon fruit smoothie pack.
Now you can make your own Pitaya / Dragon Fruit Smoothies and Bowls at home. Our Smoothie Packs are never pasteurized, 100% RAW and USDA Organic. We don’t add anything either, so all your get is 100% Pure Pitaya.