prickly pear

Prickly pear – benefits, uses & side effects

Prickly pears in a straw basket

How to eat a prickly pear

1

Remove the glochids

2

Peel the skin off

3

Remove the seeds

4

Slice up the fruit or juice it and enjoy!

Energy  41kcal
Carbohydrates 9.57g
Protein  0.73g
Fat 0.51g
Cholesterol 0g
Dietary fibre  3g
Folates 6μg
Niacin  0.460mh
Riboflavin  0.060mg
Thiamin  0.014mg
Vitamin C 14mg
Sodium  5mg
Potassium  220mg
Calcium 56mg
Copper 0.080mg
Iron 0.30mg
Magnesium 85mg
Phosphorus 24mg
Zinc 0.12mg

 

inside of the prickly pears on a wooden surface
close up of the inside of a prickly pear
  1. https://www.byrdie.com/prickly-pear-oil-benefits#what-is-prickly-pear
  2. https://cactusway.com/how-to-eat-a-cactus-fruit-or-prickly-pear/
  3. https://www.verywellfit.com/the-benefits-of-nopal-89487
  4. https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/prickly-pear.html
  5. https://www.byrdie.com/prickly-pear-oil-benefits#what-is-prickly-pear
  6. https://s-schwartz.com/for-beauty-buyers/prickly-pear-benefits-skin-hair/
  7. https://www.naturalproductsglobal.com/natural-beauty/weleda-takes-inspiration-from-succulents-for-latest-skincare-line/
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6461298/
  9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4109417/  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6572313/
  10. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23014486/
  11. https://www.verywellfit.com/the-benefits-of-nopal-89487
  12. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8207539/
  13.   https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8207539/
  14. https://www.verywellfit.com/the-benefits-of-nopal-89487#possible-side-effects