Prickly pears are one of the first fruits to come to Europe from America.
It was first introduced in Spain and then in the rest of the Mediterranean countries.
Prickly pears are yellow or reddish fruits (when ripe), with a characteristic aroma and sweet taste.
It is rich in Vitamin C and fiber.
They reduce hangover symptoms and help cope with headaches, nausea, dry mouth and all the symptoms of intoxication.
They regulate cholesterol and blood glucose.
It is rich in magnesium which contributes to the functioning of the brain and heart.
They are thought to help prevent osteoporosis.
They are not fat.
They are rich in antioxidants that help prevent premature aging