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nopal

(no-pal') plural.nopales [Sp. fm. Nahuatl] Prickly pear cactus.

nopal (nō·pälˑ),

n Latin name:
Opuntia streptacantha Lemaire, Opuntia ficus indica; parts used: cactus pads; uses: diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, constipation, and gastrointestinal conditions; precautions: none known.
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1 pound fresh diced cactus pads (nopales; if whole, prepare as directed in spinach salad) or 1-1/2 cups drained cannaed diced cactus (nopalitos)
Start at the bottom level of a three-tiered compote with a carpet of cactus pads.
Instead, the inside of its mouth is hard and bony, allowing the tortoise to eat cactus pads - spines and all - without a problem.
Cactus pads, flowers, and fruit total 75 percent of the Chacoan peccary's diet year-round, says the Wildlife Conservation Society's Taber.
Dried manzanita, wispy white dried cactus pads, pomegranates, and potted aeonium further dress up the mantel.
If you find a hillside with shredded cactus pads lying around several prickly pear plants or plants with large bites missing from them, you can bet that javelina are in the area.