Gamme Helfer | Pitaya ou Pitayaha

The pitaya or pitayaha’s characteristics

The pitaya or pitahaya (from the Indian taino, meaning scaly fruit), is more commonly known as the dragon fruit. It is widely used for medicinal purposes in Central America and has remarkable digestive qualities.

The pitaya or pitahaya is a high-fiber fruit, rich in minerals such as iron, phosphorous and calcium. It also has a high vitamin content.


There are several hundred varieties of pitaya or pitayaha varying from red to yellow in color.


Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) specializes in the import of exotic fruit such as the pitaya and has strong links with countries of production. The company has a comprehensive and carefully controlled traceability system so produce is tracked until it reaches the end consumer.

Georges Helfer SA (Switzerland) also has well established arrangements for shipping pitaya, by sea or air from all countries of origin.


There are several different classes of pitaya or pitayaha.  Packaging to order.



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