prickly pear


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pear, prickly:

see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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prickly pear:

see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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prickly pear

1. any of various tropical cacti of the genus Opuntia, having flattened or cylindrical spiny joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species
2. the fruit of any of these plants
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On the face of it, the humble prickly pear hardly seems like something that would stir much controversy, but in fact it has proven to be a rather thorny issue in the past.
My Native American host "DJ" regaled me with Navajo tales and myths around a campfire as I tucked into a barbecue, kicked off with more prickly pear margaritas.
After making those observations, Banuelos then spent 3 years evaluating five prickly pear varieties from Mexico, Brazil, and Chile for salt and boron tolerance in selenium-laden soils by collecting soils and sediments from the area and growing the varieties in field test plots at the research center in Parlier.
Ironically, although sabra worship downplayed the role of immigrants who made up the vast majority of the country's citizens, the prickly pear cactus--opentia ficuis-indica--itself was not native.
now feature mango, guava, papaya, pineapple, lychee, passionfruit, pomegranate, coconut water and prickly pear.
Nopalburgers, made from young and tender nopales leaves harvested from the prickly pear cactus, will be in high profile at the stand of Aachen, Germany-based Mex-Al Sombrero Import Export GmbH during the Anuga fair in Cologne.
Many other interesting foods are described and presented, including prickly pear cactus fruit, chocolate, corn (in tortillas and as a vegetable), plantains and special drinks and sweets.
Many ingredients, such as tepezcohuite, blue agave, prickly pear and lime enzyme, are being used in exclusive beauty formulas available to the mass market for the first time, according to the retailer.
Cacti-Nea is a natural prickly pear fruit extract that can easily be incorporated into dietary supplements or functional foods and beverages for diuretic and weight management applications.
Worldwide, Mexico is the largest producer and consumer of prickly pear cactus fruit (called tuna in Spanish).
James touts prickly pear as the patch's "key ingredient," a great boost to the immune system, as well as liver-detoxifying milk thistle.
What is the origin of the name of the table ex-Charterhouse public schoolboys Peter Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Director-general Greg Dyke; 2 The Dogger Bank; 3 It is the Latin name of a bird of prey also known as the hobby; 4 Between the nostrils; 5 The fruit of prickly pear cacti; 6 Heinrich Himmler; 7 The African violet; 8 Genesis; 9 France; 10 Hair.