prickly pear cactus

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prickly pear cactus

(prik'le par kak'tis)
The fruit of any of the cacti of the genus Opuntia, native to and a staple food in Mexico and Central America.
Synonym: nopal
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Lopez, "Use of Opuntia cactus as a hypoglycemic agent in managing type 2 diabetes mellitus among Mexican American patients," Nutrition Bytes, vol.
[22.] Parish J and P Felker Fruit quality and production of Cactus Pear (Opuntia spp.) fruit clones selected for increased frost hardiness.
A small slice of Opuntia (2 x 2 cm) and a damp strip of paper towel (1 x 3 cm, Kimberly-Clark Wypall L30, Kimberly-Clark Corp., Roswell, Georgia, USA) were added to provide moisture.
That way they are able to keep their livelihoods as well as manage the cacti," he says.Lentunyoi, a permaculture consultant, buys a 20kg crate of the opuntia fruits at Sh1,000."A cacti fruit can be eaten raw as the seeds contain unsaturated fats.
Cactus pear (Opuntia ficus indica Mill.), variety 'Gigante', was planted in September 2009 before the rainy season, in typic dystrophic Red Yellow Latosol, with weak A horizon, medium texture, under hypoxerophilic Caatinga, on flat to gently undulating relief.
FAMILIA ESPECIE SITIO LLANO LLANOS LLANO SALADO MALPAIS Materia Vegetal Agavaceae Yucca periculosa * X Asteraceae Bidens anthemoides X Bidens bipinnatifida X Taraxacum officinale X X X Cactaceae Opuntia huajuapensis X X Opuntia robusta X X Cylindropuntia rosea X X Caryophyllaceae Cardionema ramosissimum X Brassicaceae Brassica rapa X X X Euphorbiaceae Croton dioicus * X Onagraceae Erigeron pubescens * X X Papaveraceae Argemone platyceras X X X Poaceae Avena sativa X X X Bouteloua scorpioides * X X X Hordeum vulgare X X X Muhlenbergia ramulosa X Muhlenbergia repens X X Paspalum sp.
Senatore, "Essential oils composition of two Sicilian cultivars of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
The minimum inhibitory concentrations of ethanol extracts of medicinal plants (Opuntia delinii, Acacia nilotica and Aloe vera) and antibiotics (Moxifloxacillin, Cefipime, Imipenem/Cilastatin and Ampicillin+Cloxacillin) were determined by micro broth dilution method.