How to harvest, prepare and eat cactus fruit known as the prickly pears. The wide, flat cactus pads ("nopales") are used in many Mexican main. Mike shows how simple and easy it is to eat cactus fruit, also known as prickly pear, cactus fig, and tuna. Prickly pear is known by a few names such as nopal cactus, barbary fig cactus, opuntia, Indian fig prickly pear.
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Prickly pears have high levels of flavonoids, polyphenols, and betalains, all of which act as antioxidant compounds and neutralize free radicals before they can cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous cells. Prickly pear juice is often used to make jam or candy, but works wonders in cocktails and used in vinaigrettes for salads. There they founded their new capital, Tenochtitlan. Early attempts at mechanical removal and poisonous chemicals failed, so in a last resort, biological control was attempted. All photos and content are copyright protected.