Cactus Prickly | Nopal


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Cactus Prickly, also known as Nopa, is a widely accepted food among locals in many parts of the UAE. Its tender pads and nutrient-packed fruit enhance various dishes, providing valuable health benefits.


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Nopal, commonly known as the prickly pear cactus, is making waves in the UAE, adding a unique touch to local cuisines. With its tender pads and nutrient-rich fruit, Nopal finds its way into salads, soups, and various traditional dishes. The versatility of this cactus, whether enjoyed fresh or in processed forms like nopalitos, elevates the culinary experience with a slightly tart flavor akin to green beans.
Thriving in the arid regions of the UAE, this cactus contributes to local livelihoods. As a source of income and food, Nopal cultivation aligns with the sustainability goals of the region.

Nutrient Facts:

Explore into the nutritional bounty of Nopal for a health boost. A 1-cup serving offers 20% of your daily manganese needs, 13% vitamin C, 11% magnesium, and 14% calcium. As the plant matures, its nutrient content further improves, making it a wholesome addition to your diet.
In 100 grams of Cactus Prickly, also known as Nopa we have:
· Calories: Approximately 41 kcal
· Water: About 90 grams
· Protein: Around 2.2 grams
· Fat: Approximately 0.5 grams
· Carbs: Roughly 9 grams
· Sugar: Approximately 5 grams
· Fiber: About 3.3 grams

Usage/Culinary Use:

Embark on a culinary journey with Nopal in UAE cuisine. From vibrant salads to savory soups, this versatile cactus adds a light, slightly tart flavor akin to green beans. Diced or sliced, Nopal’s crisp, mucilaginous texture elevates dishes, ensuring a delightful gastronomic experience. Discover exciting recipes that celebrate the unique taste and texture of Nopal.

Storage Tips: 

Preserving Nopal’s freshness is simple. For fresh Nopal, clean off spines and store them in the refrigerator. Canned or bottled Nopalitos provide convenient options. Opt for dried Nopal for extended shelf life, ideal for export. Follow these storage tips to keep Nopal crisp and ready, ensuring it enhances your UAE meals with a touch of health and flavor.

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