We grow other practical cactus than what we have on the website and talk about the most. This one is going to a customer who uses it in some formulations. The plant is Opuntia robusta. We enjoy working with the various companies that use our cactus for production purposes, whether freeze-dried and cubed or powdered, as well as the various chefs, restaurants, food stores and home cooks who use our nopal cactus.
We do and have done business with several companies that use our cactus. It has been processed through purees and drying, freeze dried and powdered, we've worked with a major pharmaceutical firm on a cactus-cancer cure..... and we sell to Aveda Cosmetics for their Green Science line of cosmetics which uses our cactus in their formulations.
Que hacemos y han hecho negocios con varias empresas que utilizan nuestros nopal. Se ha procesado a través de purés y secado, y en polvo, liofilizado, hemos trabajado con una gran empresa farmacéutica en un nopal de la cura del cáncer... y vendemos a cosméticos Aveda para su ciencia verde línea de cosméticos que utiliza nuestro cactus en sus formulaciones.
Fry some potatoes up whatever way you like. diced, sliced.... add some onions too.
When the potatoes are almost done add some cactus and stir it with the nearly cooked ingredients. Give it a couple of minutes. Our cactus does not need a lot of cooking if you even cook it at all. There's no need to cook our cactus until it becomes dark in color, eat it fresh and alive and bright green!
For another cactus treat you can add eggs to the 'water-cactus-onion mix and scramble them in. When the eggs are cooked spoon the mix into warm tortilla shells and have them as breakfast burritos.
Web MD is a good source for health news. Here they discuss Nopalea cactus which many of our customers say helps control their diabetes.
Prickly pear cactus is used for type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, alcohol hangover, colitis, diarrhea, and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). It is also used to fight viral infections.
How does it work?
Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine. Some researchers think that it might also decrease cholesterol levels, and kill viruses in the body.
Dr. Oz uses some funnels and such to illustrate how it is thought eating cactus helps control the flow of sugar into the body, and thereby help relieve some of the symptoms of Type II diabetes for some people.
Many of our customers say that eating just a little of the cactus every day or two helps maintain their proper blood-sugar levels. I'm not a doctor, so I have to rely on the doctors (and customers) to know these things.