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Prickly Pear - Cactus Fig

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Country of Origin: Columbia 🇨🇴
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Prickly pear is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae. There several different species of cactus figs but the most common culinary species is the Indian fig opuntia (O. ficus-indica). The fruit has prickly skin with big spines brushing off during sorting. It has an oval shape and their thick and spiky skin is full of liquid. 


Like the majority of cactus species, prickly pear is native to the Americas. It is believed that they are originated from Mexico but humans have introduced them into many other areas of the world. Native American populations used to eat prickly pear leaves, fruits, and roots for centuries.   


Mexico is the largest producer of prickly pear cactus in the world as it accounts 50% of world production.  However, significant amounts are produced in Italy, Chile, South Africa, Argentina and Israel.

Flavours & Texture

Prickly pear, tastes like a very concentrated watermelon with a little sweet aftertaste. Its texture is a mix between soft and crisp and it also contains slippery interior juices.


Be sure to handle with care and attention, slice both ends of the prickly pear off and discard the ends. Make one long vertical slice down the body of the prickly pear. Slip your finger into the slice and grab a hold of the skin. Peel back the skin and once you finish discard the skin. The seeds are edible and you can eat them if you like. You can eat the fruit raw or you make juice or smoothies. 

Nutritional Value

Prickly pear is very low in calories but it is a very good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is overall a fruit with an excellent nutritional profile.


Calories per 100 g

41 kcal


0.5 g


9.6 g


3.6 g


0.7 g


6 % of the RDI


21 % of the RDI


4 % of the RDI

Vitamin C

23 % of the RDI

Vitamin B6

3 % of the RDI


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We offer Free Next Working Day Delivery on all orders over £75 including our selection boxes.

Our shipping rates are as follows:-
England - £6.95
Scotland - £9.95
Northern Ireland - £9.95

Customers are responsible for being present at the shipping address provided on the date selected at checkout. Exotic Fruits are not responsible for any missed or attempted deliveries that must be rearranged by the customer.

All orders are packed in cardboard boxes with a biodegradable packing pellets to protect the fruit during transit, unfortunately we do not offer a gift wrapping or send the fruit in a gift basket as this may cause toe bruise during transit..


Let's start by stating the obvious. ​Since our produce is perishable we cannot accept returns.​

​That said, we want every customer to be happy so we do offer vouchers, refunds and replacements at our sole discretion if your fruit has arrived inedible. If you would like to report an item which has become damaged or perished during transit, please:-

  • Take a photo of the inedible product
  • Put the product into your refrigerator
  • Send the photos to, please include your order number in the subject
  • All requests must contact us within 24 hours of order receipt

We are not responsible for products that spoil if there is not someone to receive your delivery on the date that you request it, full tracking is provided and can be requested anytime after dispatch.

You can cancel your order anytime before dispatch, please contact 020 3633 8893 or to cancel your order.

Prickly Pear - Cactus Fig
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