How to Open and Eat a Cactus Fruit

You might have seen these at the grocery store. Cactus fruit, sometimes known as cactus pears or prickly pears because of their thorny nature are great fruits to enjoy anytime you can. They look like green potatoes with small protrusions. Sometimes you'll find them in red or purple instead of green.

They are very easy to open if you know how and they are delicious. They are just sweet enough and don't overpower your palette.  Cactus pears are also rich in antioxidants and magnesium so they're good for you.

In this short video I show you how to open them and eat them. I wanted to tell you something that is not really in the video, many people online suggest you spit out the seeds. That's too much work! You can just eat the seeds and you'll be fine.

The fruit is very soft and you can just work your way around the seeds and swallow them, nothing bad will happen.



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