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Prickly pear

03 Nov 2009

They are the fruits of the cactus. When ripe they're sweet and quite palatable. Minute hairs that can prick your fingers cover the egg- shaped fruit , which ripen from green to yellow to pink.

Use: Are used in fruit salads, desserts, as a preserve but are delicious on their own. The crunchy seeds are also edible and it can be cooked, sieved and puréed for sauces, ice- cream and cake fillings.


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