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Mexican nopal plant (tuna, prickly pear) with red prickly pear fruit

The Many Medicinal Benefits of Tuna (Prickly Pear, Nopal)

The tuna plant, which is also known by other names such as prickly pear and nopal is of the Opuntia genus. It is a very nutritious plant, rich in variety of nutrients and bioactive compounds. The cactus pad and fruit compositions differ, but both provide various levels of macronutrient distribution, minerals, and phytochemicals. The above […]

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Prickly Pear Banana Smoothie

Delicious Prickly Pear Banana Smoothie

I bought these prickly pears a few months ago. I had put them in the freezer and didn’t get around to using them until now. I decided to create this nutritious, easy prickly pear banana smoothie recipe. It makes a very delicious smoothie indeed. The prickly pear tends to separate from the water once you […]

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