5 Uses for Nopales That May Surprise You

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El nopal is a symbol of Mexico and has been a Mesoamerican dietary staple that dates back thousands of years. More recently though, people who didn’t know about the many uses of the nopal have called it “the food of the future” or “green gold” in an effort to make it trendy here in the states. But unlike them, we’ve always been about the nopal life. Not only do we enjoy eating the pads and fruit but there are also a variety of other innovative uses for the cactus.




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