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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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The leaves get slimy after being cooked, sliced and incorporated into classic dishes like tacos de nopales or nopales conjitomate (cactus leaf with red tomatoes).
Arizona Babies' latest offering is New Baby starter gift set which contains Desert Decongestant chest rub & bath oil, Soothing Nopales lotion and Tranquil Time shampoo & bath wash ($20).
Nopales, the edible pads of certain varieties of the prickly pear cactus, have been a staple of the Mexican diet since Aztec times.
Recently, I bought nopales (prickly pear cactus) from a corner vendor and didn't know what the heck to do with them.
Chef LaLa's recipes, such as baked Cojita Chicken Fingers and Nopales with Red Sauce, give a healthy twist to family favorites and will debut on the Mazola web site (www.
Dish of the year: Molcajetes, enough for two in a black stone pot, with steak, chicken, shrimp, nopales (cactus) and panela cheese.
NOPALES CON PICO DE GALLO (CACTUS WITH CHOPPED TOMATOES, ONIONS, GARLIC, AND CILANTRO) (Serves 6) Delicious alone as a salad or in quesadillas, burritos, or anything else that needs a tangy kick.