Prickly Pear
$25.00 / Piece

Prickly Pear

Prickly pear is a type of edible cactus fruit, the flesh of the prickly pear is juicy, contains seeds, and has a sweet taste similar to that of watermelon .prickly pear fruit and pads have prickles on their exterior and need to be removed before consuming. Due to the many beneficial plant compounds and nutrients it contains, prickly pear was used in Mexican folk medicine to treat ulcers, liver conditions, and other issues. The potential medicinal properties of this cactus fruit continue to be explored.

Prickly pear should be held with tongs or rubber gloves to prevent penetration of the prickly fibers into the fingers, they should also be rinsed and scrubbed in cool water to remove the spines

Cook it

The flesh of the pear can be sliced and used fresh in fruit and green salads or as a topping for yogurt and cereal. The pears can also be pressed through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds to make a puree. Once pureed, the juice can be used as a base for sorbets, smoothies, cocktails, salad dressings, marinades, and sauces. The pear can also be slow cooked to make preserves, jams, and jellies to serve atop muffins, pancakes, and tarts.

Country of import: Italy/ Israel
Selling unit: Price per piece