Cactus or "nopales" are cultivated from prickly pear plants. Tasting similar to a slightly tart green beans or asparagus, they contain beta carotene, iron, B & C vitamins & calcium. You can buy them jarred in the ethnic section of your market. Try adding them to salsa, scrambled eggs or salad.
if you are adventurous, prepare nopales yourself. http://www.gour metsleuth.com/Articles/E thnic-Unique-Foods-Ingre dients-645/nopalitos.asp x
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