Information about Fruits: Cactus

About cactus or cacti, information about the fruit, production, history and varieties in the world.



The tuna or prickly cactus is grown throughout Mexico, Central America, South America, and in the southwestern States of the U.S. It is a fair source of vitamin C, phosphorus, and magnesium and is said to be a good source of organic insulin. Planting is done by breaking off a joint, letting it dry for a week, then planting it. The spines are removed by burning or agile peeling. Chilling before eating is said to enhance its flavor.

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