For Chefs & Produce Managers Food Service: 323-584-4940 Produce Managers: 800-468-7111
Quantity/Pack: 10 count
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Mexico
Cactus Pear, also known as prickly pear, is the delectable, elongated, egg-shaped fruit of several varieties of Opuntia cactus. The purple-red and sometimes green, prickly skin of the Cactus Pear can be peeled away exposing a soft, ruby-red or golden colored flesh with tiny, edible seeds. The taste varies by variety, but most often the flavor is similar to a sweet melon. The flowery aroma and juicy texture are like watermelon. Cactus Pears are usually served cold, peeled and sectioned with the seeds and served in fruit salads or sprinkled with brown sugar, lime juice and topped with whipped cream to create a unique dessert.
To prep a Cactus Pear, wear gloves to protect your hands. Cut off both ends of the fruit. Using a paring knife, make shallow lengthwise cuts about 3" apart. Starting at one end, peel off and discard skin or cut the skin off from top to bottom.
Store ripe fruit in a crisper drawer of the refrigerator up to ONE week.
Please specify red or green Cactus Pear in the "Order Instructions/Comments" section of the order form. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.
Any orders that do not have the appropriate shipping method selected will not be shipped out. For assistance, please call us at 800-588-0151.