Apart from the unusual name, appearance, and origin of this fruit, it also has a unique composition of nutrients, including high levels of vitamin C, B-family vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, and dietary fiber.
In terms of organic compounds, cactus fruit has high levels of flavonoids, polyphenols, and betalains, all of which have a positive impact on health
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Increases Hemoglobin : Having 30% DV of Iron, Prickly pear comes as a natural source of increasing iron content in body, thereby increasing Hemoglobin.
Builds strong bones and teeth : With 21% DV of Calcium, the daily intake of calcium prevents dental issues as well as age-related bone disorders like osteoporosis.
Helpful for cancer patients : Chemotherapy patients can consume it as it helps in rapid production of red blood cells, thereby stimulating faster recovery.
Antioxidant potential : Also, high levels of antioxidant compounds like flavonoids, polyphenols, and betalains help in neutralizing free radicals, thus preventing mutation of cells.
Diabetic friendly : Prickly Pear Juice is made with stevia, a natural alternative to chemical sugar, thus safe to be consumed by diabetics.
Boosts Immunity : Vitamin C stimulates production of white blood cells, thereby strengthening immune system. Prickly pear consists of 2% DV of Vitamin C.