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 video looks at some of the very important benefits of the tuna plant.
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RESEARCH: Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus indica var. saboten) Protects Against Stress-Induced Acute Gastric Lesions in RatsPrickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus indica var. saboten) Protects Against Stress-Induced Acute Gastric Lesions in Rats
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