Cactus is native to the Americas and is found mainly in the western United States and Mexico. It prefers to grow in dry environments such as deserts. There are many kinds of cacti, there are 70-110 genera in the world, more than 2,000 species, and some belong to "edible cactus." Edible cactus contains 8 kinds of essential amino acids and various trace elements, as well as other precious nutrients. It has the effects of clearing away heat and detoxifying, clearing throat and moistening lungs, nourishing skin and skin, lowering blood sugar and lowering blood pressure. Edible cactus can be used as a vegetable for cooking, frying, frying, boiling, and cold cooking.It also extracts key nutrients from it,Used in food, beverage, health food, pharmaceutical products and cosmetics.
Nopal cactus, emerging superfood
Nopal cactus, commonly known as rouge palm(Scientific name Opuntia cochinellifera (Linn.Mill).Rouge palm is a kind of vegetable commonly eaten by local residents in Mexico. It is rich in dietary fiber, calcium, bioflavonoids, etc. This powdered form has many application fields and is called a new super food. The leaves of this cactus can be added to traditional dishes such as salads, tortillas, soups and stews like vegetables, and the fruits can be used to make candies, desserts and jellies. Obvious performance advantage
Nopalea, a Mexican company that supplies powdered nopals, says the ingredients have a subtle taste, a slightly sour taste, and a texture similar to that of asparagus. When consumed freshly, the moisture content is high, but when dried into a powder, the dietary fiber content rises to about 50%. This powdered nopal cactus has good heat resistance and can be easily added to existing food formulations to improve the nutritional content of processed foods. An important property of this powder is to increase the amount of dietary fiber in the product, which can be added to conventional low fiber products such as tortillas, breads, biscuits, candies and beverages. Meanwhile, a 5 g of nopal cactus powder can provide 45.6 mg of calcium. Multiple product application forms
Nopalea has launched a number of nopal cactus products, the first being Penky's, a high-fiber snack made from full-flavored nopal cactus. The sliced leaves of the nopal cactus are semi-dehydrated, plus pineapple or tamarind slices, soaked in a mixture of Chamoy spicy sauce and chili powder, supplemented with stevia. The second product is a nutritious marzipan made from peanuts, leeks, nopal cactus, spirulina and sugar. The third is a beer made from nopal cactus.
Trivaita's nopalea nopal cactus drink claims to have the effects of relieving inflammation, reducing pain, balancing blood pressure, enhancing physical fitness and promoting body excretion. The nopal cactus fruit is rich in bioflavonoids, and some plants (such as beets and rainbow beets) contain only a small amount of bioflavonoids.
The nopal cactus, known as the "natural reservoir", is 90% water in the body. Its extract has a strong water storage capacity, while helping the skin to lock in moisture, keeping the skin plump and moisturized, so it is more common in skin care products. The main role of nopal cactus in skin care products is to replenish moisture and have a super moisturizing effect.
Erbology is also a functional ingredient innovation company. The company's flagship product is breakfast nutritious cereals formulated with nopal cactus and Chia. The whole product is 100% certified organic, vegetarian and gluten-free. The company will transform digestive and nutrient-rich plants (such as Jerusalem artichoke, wild cherry or nopal cactus) into “healthy” foods, beverages, cooking oils and powders that not only make consumers more Easy access to these premium products and reduced consumer purchase costs.
Source Naturals' Nopal Endurance nopal cactus product contains Tex-OE, a proprietary extract from the nopal cactus that enhances the body's endurance and endurance during high-activity sports.