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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to the 20 member companies, is to value the fruit of prickly pears, knowing that previously, the objective of Planting this fruit was just to conserve the soil and provide the fodder to animals.
Mathematical models were fitted to the prickly pear shoot dehydration curves using the empirical equations described in Table 1.
Prickly pears are oval fruits that have a variety of colours ranging from yellow and pink to red, depending on their ripeness.
Prickly pear fruit extract has been used in traditional Mexican medicine to treat diabetes, and studies have shown that prickly pear fruit extract may aid in lowering blood glucose, as well as cholesterol.
On the face of it, the humble prickly pear hardly seems like something that would stir much controversy, but in fact it has proven to be a rather thorny issue in the past.
Prickly pear is used for nectar, jellies, fruit spreads and candies.
My Native American host "DJ" regaled me with Navajo tales and myths around a campfire as I tucked into a barbecue, kicked off with more prickly pear margaritas.
Ironically, although sabra worship downplayed the role of immigrants who made up the vast majority of the country's citizens, the prickly pear cactus--opentia ficuis-indica--itself was not native.
Banuelos believes that he has found a promising alternative: prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica), a drought-tolerant plant.
The collection has brought many ingredients, such as tepezcohuite, blue agave, prickly pear and lime enzyme, to mass market beauty formulas for the first time, she noted.
now feature mango, guava, papaya, pineapple, lychee, passionfruit, pomegranate, coconut water and prickly pear.
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.