Opuntia

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Opuntia (ō·pn·shē·),

n a genus of cacti;
Opuntia vulgaris is used as a remedy in homeopathic medicine.

Opuntia

American plant genus in family Cactaceae; spines cause stomatitis; called also prickly pear.
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Cactus pear cultivation is slowly catching on, boosted by growing need for resilience in the face of drought, degraded soils and higher temperatures.
This study aimed to evaluate the extraction/exportation of macronutrients of 'Gigante' cactus pear, cultivated at different planting spacings and doses of cattle manure applied to the soil.
Nutritional components and anti-oxidant capacity of ten cultivars and lines of cactus pear fruit (Opuntia spp.
The growers of Cactus Pear were also stratified into male and female household heads in order to include female household heads so that the data is representative of the whole community.
Felker, Color, betalain pattern, and antioxidant properties of cactus pear (Opuntia spp.
Distribution of betalain pigments in red blood ceils after consumption of cactus pear fruits and increased resistance of the cells to ex vivo induced oxidative hemolysis in humans.
Consequently, cactus pear has become an important fruit for conservation and food security in the arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya, where the production of more succulent food plants is severely limited [14].
The project is aimed to establishing Industrial Processing and Marketing of Cactus Pear (locally known