Cactus Pear (Nopal or Opuntia) – 1 gallon


From Charles P


An edible cactus!  Its (de-spined) pads are used most often in Mexican cuisine,  raw or cooked, in marmalades, soups, stews and salads.

The other edible part  is the  beautiful sweet fruit, called tuna in Spanish and “prickly pear” in English.  Its  juice — tasting like  a cross between bubblegum and watermelon — is often used to make jam or candy, but it also works wonders in cocktails and in vinaigrettes for salads.


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