Benefits of Cactus Leaf in the Diet January 28 2016, 0 Comments

Benefits of Cactus Leaf in the Diet

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Benefits of Cactus Leaf in the Diet
Benefits of Cactus Leaf in the Diet Photo Credit Jasmine Beaghler/Demand Media

Cactus leaf, known also as nopal, prickly pear cactus or its scientific name, Opuntia, has been a food staple in Latin America for centuries. It is a common vegetable served in eggs, salads, chili and stir-fry dishes. Although the thought of eating cactus leaf may make you shiver, you may reconsider once you look at all of its health benefits.

Lowers Blood Sugar

Lowers Cholesterol

Nutritional Benefits