Opuntia, also known as nopales or paddle cactus, is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae. Currently, only prickly pears are included in this genus of about 200 species distributed throughout most of the Americas. The fruit of prickly pears, commonly called cactus fruit, cactus fig, Indian fig or tuna in Spanish, is edible, although it has to be peeled carefully to remove the small spines on the outer skin before consumption. If the outer layer is not properly removed, glochids can be ingested, causing discomfort of the throat, lips, and tongue, as the small spines are easily lodged in the skin. Native Americans, like the Tequesta, would roll the fruit around in a suitable medium (e.g. grit) to "sand" off the glochids. Alternatively, rotating the fruit in the flame of a campfire or torch has been used to remove the glochids.
Seeds per pack - 5 Seeds
Country of Origin - Proudly produced in South Africa by Sandveld Organics
Certified Organic by - KIWA BCS ÖKO-GARANTIE GmbH
About the producer - Seeds for Africa and Sandveld Organics have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership to offer a large range of South African grown certified organic seeds. Sandveld Organics are an organic farm in Lamberts Bay on the Cape West Coast. Founded in 1998 Sandveld Organics has achieved and maintained organic certification with KIWA BCS ÖKO-GARANTIE GmbH since 1998. Sandveld Organics are the ONLY South African company growing certified organic seed.
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