Shirley shows you how you can prepare and eat succulents!
How to prepare Nopales and Cactus fruit for eating:
- Cut large spines off Nopales and cactus pears with paring knife or potato peeler
- Remove seeds from cactus pear
- Rinse fruit, cut pear in half, remove seeds
Nutritional value of Nopales:
- Low fat/high fiber
- High in vitamin C
- Rich in antioxidents
Nopales and Cactus Pear fruit can be:
- boiled and grilled
- sliced in salads
- breaded and fried
- mixed in stews
- made into fruit smoothies
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