The prickly pear is a cactus fruit that is actually a berry. The pulp of the prickly pear is sweet and moist with an aroma and flavor similar to a combination of the tastiest tropical and subtropical fruits, strawberry, watermelon, honeydew melon, fig, and banana.
The prickly pear is also called tuna pear or tuna fig, cactus pear, Indian fig or Indian pear. In Britain the prickly pear is called the Barbary fig or pear. In Israel, the prickly pear is called Sharon’s fruit. In Spain prickly pears are known as tunas and in Italy the prickly pear is called fichi d’india.
I saw this fruit for the first time in North Cyprus.Commonly known in North Cyprus as the “babutsa”.
Apparently,Prickly pears are a good source of magnesium and potassium and also contain calcium, vitamin C, and sodium. The prickly pear is low in calories.
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