prickly pear jelly
tangy prickly pear • fresh lemon • sweet apple
Made with less sugar and more nature! Prickly Pear is the fruit of the Nopal Cactus. It is neon pink in color and has a slightly tangy and melon-like flavor. Try with breakfast, charcuterie, or in a cocktail for a Southwest inspired treat. These sparkling pink beauties are gems of the desert and we love their unique flavor and characteristics!
Did You Know?
Indigenous people were the first to use the Prickly Pear Cactus as food, as medicine and even for fashion. There are records of the large spines being used as needles and the juice from the ripe fruit became a deep, colorful dye for textiles.
sweet • fresh • smooth
prickly pear, sugar, pectin, lemon, and apple
citrusy • candy • fresh
prickly pear, fresh oranges, cane sugar, pectin, and organic lemon juice
slight green chile flavor • mildly spicy • fresh
prickly pear cactus, pure cane sugar, NM green chile, organic lemon, pectin, and apple
The prickly pear cactus has been used for hundreds of years as food and as medicine:
- It is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants can protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Nopal cactus is full of 'em!
- It can regulate blood sugar levels. Regulating blood sugar can be a huge struggle for people with diabetes. Some research indicates that nopal cactus can decrease and regulate blood sugar.
- The cactus is high in fiber, essential fatty acid, carotenoids and contains magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium, as well as trace vitamins and minerals.
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