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The many benefits of Cactus

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

The first time people look at cactus they ask: do people eat that? Yes, yes we do.

Cactus is a plant that grows on dry parts of Mexico. That is were cultures such as the Aztecs adopted it and embraced in on their daily diet. You can enjoy cactus on a salad, blended with your favourite fruit or on the grill, It can do wonders for your health.


Cactus is rich on fiber, which will help you have better digestion. It is great to prevent diabetes or to help control your sugar levels, being that it helps diminish glucose concentration if the blood.

Also, cactus helps to regenerate your skin cells and it's a great source of calcium, which will help your bones. Being on a salad, with steak or on a taco, including cactus in your diet will bring many benefits to your health.


Here at Perola's you can find the freshest cactus and the staff can help you with ideas on how to cook it.


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