The Nopal cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) also known as the "Prickly Pear" has been treasured for thousands of years by the indigenous tribes living in the southern hemisphere. The Nopal cactus is regarded worldwide as a nutritional goldmine and its cactus "pad" has been used as a daily food. It is an excellent source of dietary fibers, essential vitamins and minerals.
The Nopal fruit, which grows on top of the cactus base is known as its "pear". The "pear" (fruit) is a natural source of Betalains, a rare form of antioxidants. The juice of the "pear" has been traditionally used to support healthy cell replacement and support a healthy response to inflammation. Additionally, the "pear" has been traditionally used to detoxify and fortify the body to help promote healthy living.
The Nopal fruit is a powerful nutritional goldmine containing naturally occurring minerals (Calcium, Potassium, Iron & Magnesium), enzymes, vitamins (A, B & C), betalains, amino acids, polysaccharides, polyphenols & fiber. It can be enjoyed by sipping it pure or mixing with your favorite beverage.