prickly pear cactus

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Synonyms for prickly pear cactus

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

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Now, modern medicine has confirmed that eating the prickly pear cactus pads (or making juice of them) can help those who suffer from diabetes.
The most dangerous thing was really the prickly pear cactus.
The Ancestral Ale was made with essences and ingredients--including local yellow squash, Anasazi beans, sweet corn and prickly pear cactus fruit--that reflect the basic food sources of the Pueblo Indians, who resided in the Chimney Rock area for more than 1,000 years.
Joint halfway leader Woods, who missed McIlroy's initial success in Washington through injury, finished down in 11th place, his Sunday destined to be remembered most for him being attacked by a prickly pear cactus.
It even included Tiger Woods being attacked by a prickly pear cactus.
These little critters are found on prickly pear cactus plants located primarily in South America and Europe, with the acid extracted, collected and pasteurized to rid the carmine of harmful microorganisms such as salmonella.
Banuelos believes that he has found a promising alternative: prickly pear cactus (Opuntia ficusindica), a drought-tolerant plant.
Nopalburgers, made from young and tender nopales leaves harvested from the prickly pear cactus, will be in high profile at the stand of Aachen, Germany-based Mex-Al Sombrero Import Export GmbH during the Anuga fair in Cologne.
Environmental correlates and biological consequences of sexual reproduction in a Sonoran Desert prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii.
Worldwide, Mexico is the largest producer and consumer of prickly pear cactus fruit (called tuna in Spanish).
But the land iguana is mainly a vegetarian, eating plants, shrubs, and fruits, especially the prickly pear cactus.
People have been using the fruit and pads of prickly pear cactus for medicinal purposes for thousands of years," said Patti Milligan, a corporate nutritionist.
Here's a way to end world hunger and make the desert bloom: take the common prickly pear cactus that grows wild throughout the Southwest, use hybridization and selection to "persuade" it to relinquish its sharp spines, plant the improved version across the arid regions of the world, and open up the range to grazing cattle.
Some screens display the spiral patterns of Paiute basketry; others, desert tortoises and their favorite snack, prickly pear cactus.