How to Eat Cactus Fruit (Prickly Pear) | Taste Test

In this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, I show you how to prepare and eat cactus fruit also known as prickly pear, cactus pear, tuna fruit, opuntia, nopal. They come mainly in two different colors, purple and green. Cactus fruit or prickly pear is very nutritious, it is high in fiber, vitamin c, antioxidants, and other healthy vitamins and minerals. They are commonly eaten in Mexican and used in appetizers, main dishes, soups, jelly, etc. They are native to the Americas but have been introduced to other parts of the world and grown quite well there, places like Africa, Australia, Southern Spain, etc. We have them all over the place here in Arizona. Let me show you how to eat them and do a taste test. Let’s get started!

Things you will need:
Cactus fruit (green or purple ones)
Knife (that’s it)

The taste is somewhat sweet with crunchy hard seeds, which are edible or you can spit them out. The texture and taste is kind of like a mix between a kiwi and a pear or a watermelon and a pear.

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