Properties and Benefits of Prickly Pear

Prickly pear

Prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is the fruit of a cactus species native to the Americas. In addition to being a generous source of dietary fiber, the fruit boasts a generous vitamin C and magnesium content and is rich in antioxidant compounds, notably betalains and polyphenols. The flowers, pads and fruit of the species all hold great … Read more Properties and Benefits of Prickly Pear