How to choose and eat a prickly pear cactus fruit?


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crow robot Profile
crow robot answered

You have to carefully peel it... Search Youtube for "survivorman prickly pear", he shows you!

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Moga Deet answered

They should be a little soft and have a red color.  Although the juice is a bright color, it really doesn't have much taste.

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Arthur Wright , Florida Paralegal with a BS degree in Social-Psychology, answered

Growing up in the SW US Ive had the pleasure of dealing with this candy firsthand  and learned from experience.  First, always wear gloves as this fruit has small invisible needles that will get you everytime and once off the cactus, use a knife or plastic card to scrape off needles so you can handle the fruit safely and then to be safe , peel off the skin to make sure needles are all gone and wash off and eat like fruit

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