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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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Recinos also believes in a hands-on approach to promotion and teaches his Plaza Latino customers how to use certain fruits and vegetables, such as nopales, by hosting cooking demonstrations on weekends year-round.
Nopalburgers, made from young and tender nopales leaves harvested from the prickly pear cactus, will be in high profile at the stand of Aachen, Germany-based Mex-Al Sombrero Import Export GmbH during the Anuga fair in Cologne.
Se utilizaron nopales (cladodios) individuales de aproximadamente un ano (35 cm de largo), los cuales se perforaron en la parte basal y se dejaron cicatrizar para ser colgados dentro de una camara de cria.
Written by famous gourmet chef Puck, "My Foodie ABC" covers delicious unusual foods from chantarelles to weisswurst, from jicama and opah to xuxu and yucca and nopales.
Bernstein also mentioned the edible pads of prickly pear, referred to as nopales, that have a taste somewhere between spinach and cucumber, a mucilaginous texture, and may be cooked with omelettes or meat or eaten fresh in salad.
From across the round table where I've devoured a plate of grilled nopales, Ysabel Fernandez Galan introduces herself as a museum director and asks if we would like to see her museum after dinner--it's already past midnight and now, all but our dessert plates have been cleared.
The parents contained a wealth of background knowledge about cactus in general and specifically nopales (prickly pear).
Del mundo de la naturaleza, arboles como los ahuehuetes, pochotes, ocotes, oyameles, amates, huejotes, mezquites, tepozanes, hules, huayules, achiotes, nopales, asi como el copal, el cempasuchil, el epazote, y la llovizna y el chipichipi, que les ayuda a crecer.
Ada stirs the nopales, the baby pitches forward toward the fire and spoon, then arches her back, throws up her hands and whines.
Nopales: Popular in the Mexican diet, nopales (nopalitos or cactus pads) offer many nutritious advantages and are a great option for patients with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Native American contributions to Tex-Mex include pecans, pinto beans, nopales, wild onions, mesquite flour, and agarita berries.