Prickly Pear Juice is a juice made from the fruit with Latin name called Opuntia Ficus Indica. Cactus Pear or known as Prickly Pear and for the unknown reason also known as devil’s tongue fruit. This fruit is a crop plant and member of Cactaceae family. Prickly Pear originated from central and southern Mexico and was brought and introduced into North America around 16th century. The fruit itself is a berry, has a variable shape, varying in both size and color. The averagely high sugar content of Prickly Pear make the taste of this fruit is very sweet and delicious. I can tell you, it is a perfect unique flavor choice of juice.
Furthermore, prickly pear containing betalain pigments which are very promising to use as a natural food colorant. You don’t need to add an extra unhealthy food colorant to make Prickly Pear Juice look gorgeous and I can assure you, your child will happily grab the glass of beautiful red Prickly Pear Juice. Moreover, a clinical study has the report that patented fiber complex from Prickly Pear presents a constructive effect on good cholesterol, which is commonly associated with a decrease cardiovascular risk. 60% of the volunteer who consumed Prickly Pear in this clinical study, were diagnosed to be free of Metabolic Syndrome. It is proven, that consuming Prickly Pear juice regularly, competently to prevent cardiovascular risk when especially related to overweight or obesity problems. Surprisingly, no particularized side effects were found when the volunteers taking patented fiber complex from Prickly Pear.
As we can see from what I wrote above, Prickly Pear Juice has so many benefits that we haven’t mention one by one. The Antioxidant Benefits, Anti-Inflammatory Properties, a cure for Hangover, helps people in lowering blood sugar levels for people who suffers diabetes type 2, and a great solution to boost your immunity and prevent cancer. Those were only some of multifarious prickly pear juice benefits. An extra tip for you, while choosing prickly pear at the market, always remember to avoid Prickly pear which soft or have dark spots on it. That’s it and you’ll be okay. The last question from me; are you ready to discover and take all the advantage of prickly pear juice?
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