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8 Sep 2018
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Here in the Riviera Maya, Summer and Fall are harvest time for the exotic native Mexican Pitahaya also known as Dragon Fruit! 

Inland, south of Tulum this bat pollinated, night blooming cactus is farmed by the local Maya community of Chunpom and distributed throughout the Yucatan peninsula.

This delicious and refreshing fruit is sometimes compared to that of the kiwifruit because of its dark, crunchy seeds.  Pitahaya is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C.  Besides eating the fruit fresh, it is incredibly delicious when made into marmalade. 

If you are interested in learning more about visiting Chunpom and the store Pitahi who distributes the fruit and makes the best marmalade, please feel free to contact us for more information. 

It is our goal to identify and support the local Maya field to table businesses in Quintana Roo.  Wonderful people and best marmalade we have ever tasted, especially on a piece of cake!