prickly pear cactus


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Noun1.prickly pear cactus - cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some speciesprickly pear cactus - cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock
prickly pear - round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Opuntia, Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
nopal, Opuntia lindheimeri - cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits
Opuntia tuna, tuna - tropical American prickly pear of Jamaica
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Huxley's breakout products utilize prickly pear cactus extract for hydration, and many users claim the lightweight solution feels good on the skin.
The South and Central American cochineal insect feeds off the red flowers of the prickly pear cactus, which gives them a highly concentrated red color.
It's a pretty good porch pounder--a little tang from the citrus, balanced with fresh-cut jalapeno and fruity prickly pear cactus juice.
Cures range from the obvious like drinking plenty of water and popping a couple of aspirin before bed to eating prickly pear cactus, throwing back some activated charcoal and having sex.
I-Remove is powered by Litramine, a proprietary complex derived through a patented manufacturing process of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficus indica) and acacia gum (Gum Arabic) that increases fat binding efficacy from 4% to up to 28%, according to the company.
Goni, "In vitro calcium bioaccessibility in raw and cooked cladodes of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica L.
Prickly Pear Cactus. Used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, the prickly pear cactus (or nopal) is a popular part of the Mexican diet, frequently diced into dishes, such as salsa, pinto beans, and quesadillas.
Though generally regarded as a desert plant, the prickly pear cactus is actually rather widespread.
Made with prickly pear cactus juice, this water could decrease inflammation.
CaliWater is derived from the prickly pear cactus, which contains 24 of the known betalains, potent antioxidants associated with skin revitalization.
Prickly pear cactus (Opuntia spp.; Caryophyllales: Cactaceae) has been cultivated worldwide because of the plants' value as an ornamental and agricultural commodity, and its ability to adapt to various climatic conditions (Hanselka & Paschal 1989).