Nopal cactus is Mexico's national plant. It’s a staple in Mexico’s history, culture and cuisine. It can even be found in the Mexican flag! Nopal has been used in Mexican folk medicine for centuries to treat inflammation, and recently high blood pressure and diabetes yielding breathtaking results. For the past few years, this cactus has been paving its way into the mainstream consumer market like a rockstar. Also called the food of the future, nopal is high in fiber which helps regulate bowel movements, alleviate constipation and prevent colon cancer. Nopal has a low calorie and fat count, and is antioxidant rich. It has a low glycemic index and a high Calcium content. Research has shown divine relief in the terribly unpleasant hangover symptoms.
Nopal was named one of the Future 50 Foods, by the WWF and Unilever, because of its health and Earth-friendly properties.
Nopal is a crucial advocate in the fight against climate change. Because of its high CO2 sequestration properties, the little amount of water it needs to grow and the fact that it can thrive in arid land yielding incredible results, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN, named nopal cactus "one of the most prominent crops for the 21st century."
In case you hadn't realized, nopal cactus is ready to thrive.
Say hello to the new Superfood!