They look very exotic and yet they grow in our country and have a wonderful taste. The reason for the prickly pears, that as long as we still find them on the shelves of the greengrocer we do not miss them, as in addition to their taste, they also do us good.
Rich in Vitamin C
Did you know that a cup of prickly pear covers 35% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C? Forget the oranges and throw it at the prickly pears!
They are antioxidants
Prickly pears have a high content of substances with antioxidant activity, such as flavonoids, polyphenols and betalains, therefore they have strong antioxidant activity. He noted that according to Italian researchers, prickly pear vetals protect the walls of blood vessels from damage caused by free radicals.
They have a high nutritional value
In addition to vitamin C and antioxidants, prickly pear is a very good source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and copper. It is also rich in fiber, with a portion of prickly pear covering 14% of the recommended daily intake of fiber for men and 21% for women!
They are good for the digestive system
Precisely because they are rich in fiber, prickly pears help the proper functioning of the digestive system and fight constipation.
It is light
Prickly pears are low in calories, as a cup of peeled prickly pear (about 150g) yields 61 calories and gives 14g. carbohydrates, 1g. protein and 0.8g. Fat. Ideal for those who pay attention to their line!
Hungover? Eat prickly pears
One of the most unexpected benefits of prickly pears is that they reduce the severity of intoxication symptoms. Unbelievable?
It is noted that prickly pears are best stored in a dark and cool place and peeled only when they are to be consumed.
See in this video how prickly pears are cleaned:
Source – olivemagazine.gr