Nopales are a common and very healthy vegetable in Mexico. They are the leaves of the opuntia ficus-indica cactus They are eaten cooked, baked and even raw.

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Nopales are a common and very healthy vegetable in Mexico. They are the leaves of the opuntia ficus-indica cactus They are eaten cooked, baked and even raw.

By September 6, 2017Articles

Nopales are a common and very healthy vegetable in Mexico. They are the leaves of the opuntia ficus-indica cactus They are eaten cooked, baked and even raw.

By Bonnie L. Grant The genus Opuntia is one of the larger groups of cactus. Often called beaver tailed cactus due to their large pads, Opuntia produces several types of edibles. The beautiful juicy fruits are delicious and are useful in jams and jellies. But can you eat cactus pads? The broad, succulent pads can be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of ways. You just need to know how to pick cactus pads and how to prepare them. Don’t let those spines scare you. Cactus pads are delicious and nutritious. Can You Eat Cactus Pads? If you have ever been to an ethnic store specializing in Mexican and southwestern cuisine, you may have seen cactus pads. The plants grow especially well in desert type areas and adult plants can produce 20 to 40 pads per year. The locality where the plants grow wild calls the pads nopales, a

Nopales are a common and very healthy vegetable in Mexico. They are the leaves of the opuntia ficus-indica cactus They are eaten cooked, baked and even raw.

By Bonnie L. Grant The genus Opuntia is one of the larger groups of cactus. Often called beaver tailed cactus due to their large pads, Opuntia produces several types of edibles. The beautiful juicy fruits are delicious and are useful in jams and jellies. But can you eat cactus pads? The broad, succulent pads can be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of ways. You just need to know how to pick cactus pads and how to prepare them. Don’t let those spines scare you. Cactus pads are delicious and nutritious. Can You Eat Cactus Pads? If you have ever been to an ethnic store specializing in Mexican and southwestern cuisine, you may have seen cactus pads. The plants grow especially well in desert type areas and adult plants can produce 20 to 40 pads per year. The locality where the plants grow wild calls the pads nopales, a

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