Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits Of Ficodindia (prickly pear)

Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits Of Ficodindia (prickly pear)

Prickly pear cactus represent about a dozen species of the Opuntia genus. Both the fruits and the pads of the prickly pear cactus are rich in slowly absorbed soluble fibers that may help keep blood sugar stable.
It is widely grown in warmer areas for the fruit and edible paddles and as a forage crop. The hard seeds are used to produce an oil. Because of their high water content, the stems, especially of spineless varieties, are used as emergency stock feed during drought.

Nutrition Facts figs

  • Calories: 42
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 5 mg


Health Benefits Of Prickly pear

  • Potential Role In Weight Control
  • Helps Lower Cholesterol
  • Source Of Essential Micronutrients
  • Fights Cancer Cells
  • Prevents Ulcers
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Nopal Cactus Cleans The Colon
  • Soothes The Stomach
  • Protects The Liver
  • Reduces Hangovers
  • Immune System Booster
  • Reduces Risk Of Colon Cancer
  • Protects Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviates Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Reduces Frequency Of Migraine Headaches
  • Alleviates Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Strengthens Bones And Teeth
  • Promotes Digestive Health
  • Makes Your Nails Healthy
  • Anti-Aging Properties
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agent
  • Brightens The Skin Tone
  • Helps Achieve Smoother Skin
  • Heals Cuts, Wounds, And Blemishes
  • Reduces Dark Circles
  • Nourishes Hair
  • Makes Your Hair Shiny
  • Reduces Hair Loss
  • Natural Hair Conditioner
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