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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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A turnkey solutions provider, Nopal gets involved in all phases of the project.
Walmart also gave Nopal Industrializado--whose products Ibarra describes as "a bit elitist"--the chance to reach a moneyed and image-conscious clientele through its Superama supermarkets, which stock everything from fine wines and organic produce to gluten-free cookies and pretzels.
Our discussions of the cactus essay, and especially the culinary qualities of the nopal, led to rich discussion that celebrated the knowledge of all of the parents.
Thomas, CEO of The Nopal Group, stated that, "Although much of the world depends on the production or the trade of oil to fuel its economies, these activities cause severe damage to the environment.
The works incorporated materials such as blood, mole, rose petals, and nopal cactus leaves and fruit, which, as organic matter, are ephemeral, short-lived.
In Nahuatl, it is known more poetically as nocheztli, a compound word from nochtli, or nopal cactus, and eztli, or blood--thus becoming "nopal blood.
In one study, 16 patients with type 2 diabetes were assigned to broiled nopal (Opuntia streptacantha Lemaire), 10 to water, and 6 to broiled zucchini.
To make the water cleaner, Norma Alcantar, a chemical engineer at the University of South Florida in Tampa and her colleagues are working on an environmentally benign filtering process based on a plant found all over Mexico: the nopal cactus or prickly pear.
Families grew, packaged and sold a variety of food items, including: fruits, semillas (seeds), chile piquin (hot chili peppers), and tunas (fruits from the nopal cactus).
Evaluation of nopal capsules in diabetes mellitus," Gac Med Mex, July-August 1992.
Recommended dishes are sopa de habas con nopal (broad bean soup flavored with prickly pear slivers), Pollo Tocotlan and the classic Mixiote de Carnero (steamed lamb in a rich red tomato and chili sauce--tasty, but not spicy).
Nopal is a cactus plant commonly known as the prickly pear.