Fruits From A-Z

Prickly Pear

Nutrition Information

1 serving = 103 g (1 medium)

  • Very high in magnesium (35% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (24% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of calcium (5% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of potassium (227mg per serving)
  • Source of fibre (3.7 g per serving)
Look For

Firm, unblemished fruit, yellow to red in colour.

To Store

Refrigerate ripe fruits unwashed up to 5 days. Ripe prickly pears are red all over. Ripen fruits at room temperature.

To Prepare

Peel skin back and scoop out fruit to puree or slice using rubber gloves. Peeled fruit can be frozen. Sprinkle with lemon or lime juice to accent flavour. Use in fruit salads or as a garnish with meat dishes. Sweet, juicy texture like watermelon and pear like taste.

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