prickly pear

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Synonyms for prickly pear

cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species

round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti

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TAP)- The areas planted with certified organic prickly pears currently stand at 5,000 hectares out of a total of 600 thousand hectares.
All contain wild ingredients rooted in the Sonoran Desert, but many draw from flavor palates from around the globe (such as Prickly Pear Borscht).
This study aimed to apply empirical mathematical models to describe the drying kinetics of minimally processed prickly pear shoots at different temperatures.
Sobhy, originally a native of the Upper Egyptian province of Minya, says he buys his goods from prickly pear farms in the area of Al Khanka in Qliubia north of Cairo.
Eating prickly pear has long been regarded as a folk medicine way to deal with diabetes.
The fruit, which is oval and pinkish-red, is called a prickly pear, a paw paw, or a desert fig.
Made with prickly pear cactus juice, this water could decrease inflammation.
Our property was infested with prickly pear and mesquite, so we started with a controlled burn, and then another one.
In "Modern Southwest Cooking", professional chef and culinary expert Ryan Clark draws upon his more than 15 years of experience and expertise in Southwestern kitchens to compile a beautifully illustrated, 152 page compendium showcasing regional recipes for food and beverages that range from a Prickly Pear Mojito; Rattlesnake Bean Dip & Salsa Amarillo; Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Sweet corn Broth; and Crab Mashed Avocado with Pickled Scallions; to Chicken Meatballs in Mole; Chorizo Roasted Pork Belly; Garlic Aioli, Orange Pepper Jelly; and Rhubarb-Pineapple Crumble.
Drink: The "Bright Idea," made with La Vida Mezcal, prickly pear, absinthe, lemon and agave nectar; and the "Peninsula Punch," with Kappa Pisco, lemon, pineapple and a basil leaf, will get your creative juices flowing.
The prickly pear is ubiquitous in Sana'a at this time of year.
The "sabra" cactus plant, whose prickly pear fruit has been a long-time symbol of Israeli Jews--prickly on the outside and sweet on the inside--is in danger of extinction by insects spreading from the north of the country.
I wouldn't care if a bomb dropped and blew them all up" Actor Ray Winstone, pictured "I just let my inner prickly pear out.
The company's newest exciting feature is Voodoo Tiki Desert Rose Prickly Pear Infused tequila, which is used to make their signature Prickly Pear Margarita, available on the Oh
AS I GLASSED from high above the desert floor, I was amazed by this year's prickly pear fruit crop.