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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Nopal?
    Nopal is a native cactus from Mexico. It is a staple in Mexican culture and cuisine. It is part of traditional dishes, a card in Lotería (Mexican version of Bingo) and has a privileged spot in the Mexican flag! It is used as a food, a water source and as an aid in medical treatments since the Aztec era. It is essential for diabetics, as it balances blood sugar levels, it lowers cholesterol and has even been used as a hangover cure. Nopal is one of the most earth-friendly crops: it uses little amounts of water to grow and is a high CO2 sequestrator. This is why the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization named it “one of the most prominent crops for the 21st Century.”
  • What does Nopal taste like?
    Nopal, just like many vegetables, has a neutral taste. It will mostly pick up the flavor of whatever is being mixed with it. Time to get creative!
  • Nopal, nopalitos, nopales, prickly pear cactus, Opuntia-- What is the difference between them?"
    This plant is so amazing, it has all these names!
  • What is Kactas?
    Kactas is a 100% pure nopal cactus powder that can be used as an ingredient in smoothies, juices and bakery, boosting health.
  • What are the health benefits of Kactas?
    Kactas is super high in fiber, has anti-inflammatory properties and contains calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. It is a significant source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It promotes a healthy digestion and bowel movements, and keeps you feeling fuller longer! This new Superfood is great for you and the planet!
  • Why is fiber important?
    Fiber is a nutrient, famous for preventing and relieving constipation. Among the health benefits fiber brings to the table, it helps maintain a healthy weight and lowers risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.
  • How can I use Kactas?
    Kactas can be added as an ingredient in your favorite smoothie to get an extra health boost. It can also be added to pancake mix, cupcakes, muffins, cookies -- the sky is the limit!
  • Is Kactas gluten-free?
    Kactas is a 100% pure nopal cactus powder. It does not contain extra ingredients, additives, starches or gluten. So yes, it is gluten-free.
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