Okay, maybe not forever, but longer than if you don’t consume this delicious and nutritious fruit.
What exactly is cactus fruit?
Cactus fruit is:
a) a member of the opuntia family
c) prickly pear
e) all of the above
If you guessed “e,” then you are correct. Cactus fruit goes by lots of different names and can look daunting when first encountered. But it is really quite simple to eat and the benefits far outweigh those prickly pear-like features.
Here are some excellent reasons to eat Cactus fruit:
- Low in calories
- Low sodium
- Excellent source of vitamin C
- High in fiber
- Good source of calcium
- An antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
- High in potassium
- Helps control blood sugar
- Assists in weight loss
- Great vegan and vegetarian food
- Tastes great
I discovered cactus fruit while vacationing on Maui—the same island oasis where I found these other delightful tropical foods:
- Dragon fruit
- Passion fruit
- Star fruit
- Pineapple guava
Check out your local grocery and you may be surprised to find this healthy fruits, along with many of the others I mentioned.
Okay, you may not live forever by adding all these delicious and nutritious fruits to your daily diet, but you may just live a longer, happier, healthier, and fulfilling life.
Think about it.
Until next time…