The prickly pear. A powerful fruit with a vast history. Its name, appearance and origin may be bizarre, but we all know it’s what is on the inside that counts. Also called Opuntia, Indian Fig and Tuna, prickly pears are deliciously flavorful and packed with nutrients, vitamins, electrolytes, organic compounds and minerals. They are also low calorie, and saturated fat – and cholesterol – free. It’s no wonder this super fruit is increasingly growing in popularity.
Each prickly pear fruit is loaded with high levels of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C, B-family vitamins, calcium, magnesium, copper, taurine, flavonoids, polyphenols, and betalains. Giving you the energy and nutrients to take on what ever your day brings you. Research has also shown the positive effect of prickly pear on symptoms of the alcohol hangover.
With it’s skin being covered in tiny needles (called glochids), it’s getting to those essential nutrients that is the difficult part. Arizona Cactus Ranch makes it easy for you to reap all the benefits of this magical fruit. We personally harvest, and cultivate every single batch of our Prickly Pear Concentrate using our precise prickly pear process, and we NEVER add sugar!