Edible cactus known as the nopales has long been popular in Mexico and other South American countries.
as well as Italy, India, Africa and Australia.
But lately it is catching on in the US as well.
Most sort after oil pads and pedals often used in making napolitos.
And the fruit usually called cactus pairs
And suppliers are finding that they are becoming increasingly popular in new markets.
One Southern California cactus farm says
while a lot of customers are long-time consumers
many new-comers are showing up eager to get their hand on the produce because of its health benefits.
Pad with vitamin C fiber antioxidants is great for boosting everyday wellness.
And some studies say even treating diseases like diet
They’ve also become popular as a hangover cure.
If you are planing to jump on the cactus wagon,
here are a couple of things that you should know.
One is that the edible parts very widely unflavor
The panels are similar to tart green beans or
Whereas the pairs are much sweeter and have a texture like watermelon or
Also the panel can be a bit slammy,
so both boiling and grilling are the recommended cooking techniques