While exploring the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan, a remarkable fruit caught our eye: the prickly pear. This vibrant cactus fruit, also known as “tuna” in Spanish is a staple in Mexican cuisine and culture.
Prickly pear grows on the Nopal cactus, a plant deeply rooted in Mexican heritage. Nopal is not only valued for its fruit but also for its edible pads, which are a nutritious addition to various dishes.
It’s in salads, drinks, or even as a natural sweetener.