Nopales (cactus juice or prickly pears), is part of the Opuntia ficus-indica familia! The taste is a mix of natural bubblegum and watermelon! It can be used for many other recipes like jams, cocktails or as a vinaigrette for salads! It is also mucho popular in Mexican cuisine porque its low calorie, delicioso taste and health benefits!
1: They are filled with mucho minerals and vitamins including vitamin A, C, K, B6, calcium and more!
2: It is known to boost the immune system and rich in antioxidants, in particular betalains.
3: Nopales helps lower cholesterol porque it lowers blood sugar by restraining the liver from releasing glucose into the blood.
4: Those who are diagnosed with diabetes should consider added nopales into their diet as it is found to lower and balance blood pressure.The fibrous pectin in nopales is what helps your diabetic conditions.
5: Great to add into your balanced diet as the insoluble fibers can reduce the urge to eat as these prickly pears will keep you fuller for longer!