What is Nopal?
It is a common word in Spanish for Opuntia Cacti which is commonly referred to as prickly pear. The nopal pad can be eaten raw or cooked. It is a common ingredient in Mexican Dishes
What are Nopalitos?
Its a dish that is made of nopales, the flat stems of prickly pear cactus. You can often get them in a bottle, a can or buy them dried.
What do Nopales taste like?
They taste light, tart flavor and is crisp and mucilaginous in texture
Nopales go great with
- ground beef
- shrimp patties
Are nopales keto friendly?
Yes they are. They also have a juicy and tangy flavor.
Countries that Nopales are Very Popular
Common Nopal uses
- traditional medicine