Cactus pear juice or also known as prickly pear juice is a legally delish juice that I highly recommend for you. For you who may not know yet about this fruit, I’ll try to share some knowledge and let you decide whether you have to consume this or not. So okay, let me start it by introducing you to this gorgeous sweet fruits.
Cactus pear is a fruit of the nopales cactus plant. It kinda looks like a pear, and that is the reason why it is commonly known as prickly pear. However, the character and the smell are alike to watermelon. And the seeds of this fruit very similar with kiwi’s seed. The color of this fruit is wonderful. And just like the rose, sometimes it’s really hard to separate the beauty and the pain.
Despite the beauty of its color, you should be very careful with the almost invisible spine. Don’t forget to use gloves when you harvest the fruit or you’ll end up wasting time to remove all the spines from your hand. Okay, that was a short introduction about the fruit itself. Now, shall we continue and talk about cactus pear juice more specific?
Cactus pear can be used for a new natural liquid sweetener. If you compare with the traditional sweetener such as fructose or glucose syrup, the acidity of cactus pear is much-much better than corn high fructose corn syrup and still higher than glucose syrup. Therefore, it is an excellent alternative if you feel ‘enough’ with sugar cane or fructose corn syrup. Another beneficial thing about cactus pear, as we all know, every day we should deal with toxins in our food or even air. And guess what? Cactus pear contains betalains which are a very high-level antioxidant that can protect your body from toxins. Well, as you can see, not only absolutely delish and look beautiful, cactus pear juice if a healthy solution for your body!
Before I end this post, I’m going to share what you may need from the very beginning you read this article. Yes, a recipe! No worries, I’m gonna give you a very simple recipe so you may run to the grocery to buy cactus pear and juice it at home, right after you read my article. Here we go! You’ll need 4 cactus pear, I cup of ice cubes, 2 limes (squeeze it), about 1-inch ginger, 1 tablespoon of honey, I cup of cold water, and 2 or 3 tablespoons of raspberry syrup. Throw it all in your juicer machine together with the ice cube and keep it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. There you go! We are ready for a sweet magenta color of cactus pear juice.
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