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Cactus Leaves (Nopales)


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Quantity/Pack: 3 lbs.
Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: Mexico

Cactus leaves or Nopales (noh-Pa-lays) are leaves which stem from the large Mexican cactus nopal. Often found growing throughout Mexico where they are a produce favorite, cactus leaves are generally diced or cut into small pieces or strips (called Nopalitos).

A staple vegetable in Mexican cuisine (as well as many other countries), cactus paddles are enjoyed from breakfast through dinner, atop eggs, as the base for a salad, in soup and as a simple side. Simmered in water until tender, cactus leaves can be added to a variety of dishes. Remember to be careful when handling, and to remove the thorns before cooking.

This succulent vegetable has just 20 calories per cup but boasts numerous nutritious properties.

This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.

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