Prickly pear cactus, more commonly known in Mexico as nopal, is a true oasis of nutrition. This desert-loving plant offers a full range of amino acids and is loaded with potassium, magnesium, vitamin C and antioxidants. If eaten before a party night, nopal can even help prevent a hangover!
Nopal has become a staple in my Mexican kitchen. I use it in stir-frys, green smoothies, juices, salads and tacos! Check out this yummy recipe for nopal tacos.