Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear, is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae. It’s an amazing fruit with a vast history, also it’s Mexican folk medicine. This cactus has no leaves and it’s well adapted in dry conditions. The fruits and flowers of this plant are used as a natural food colorant.
We are engaged in supplying prickly pear herbal extract to various countries. It’s 100% pure and natural. Color may vary from yellow and light green to orange, pink, and red, depending on the variety and ripeness. The flesh is normally white, green, yellow, red, or purple colored and it tastes like raspberry. This fruit season starts from September – November.
Prickly pear is widely cultivated and it’s commonly used in juices, jellies, candies, teas, and alcoholic drinks. It has also been used as an animal feed and dye, also as a source of vegan leather.
It’s used in treating diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. Prickly pear fruit is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It’s a good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and it’s a very good source of fiber. Aids in weight loss. Builds strong bones and teeth. Prickly pear is traditionally used to cure gastric ulcers.