Where does our dragon fruit come from?

Where does our dragon fruit come from?

Education, Ingredients, Partners, Sustainability

Did you know that dragon fruit grows on the Hylocereus cactus? The superfruit is indigenous to southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Early missionaries brought it to Asia, and today it is grown all over the world. It goes by many names, including pitaya, pitahaya, and strawberry pear. Dragon fruit has become increasingly popular in recent years for its many health benefits.

The dragon fruit we use comes from Pitaya Foods, a local San Diego company which sources their organic dragon fruit (pitaya) from Nicaragua. We support Pitaya Foods because they use their business as a force for good! 

They work with the farmers directly to ensure the farms are kept clean and working conditions are good for everyone involved. They also help with organic certification. In terms of production, Pitaya Foods supports the large population of single mothers in Central America who struggle to find steady jobs. Thus far, they have been able to provide over 250 jobs for single mothers. They pay these mothers above minimum wage and help contribute to their social security. Additionally, Pitaya Foods has a commitment to renewable energy and operates out of one of the only solar-powered facilities in Central America.

Dragon FruitHope you enjoyed learning a bit about where the dragon fruit you enjoy in our beers, #ISO and Hydra, comes from. 🙂

Oh, and did we mention? A fresh batch of #ISO will be released Thursday, February 25th!

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