I have a ton of cacti like the ones in the picture in my yard. I would love to put them to use and eating them would be a good option if they are edible. So what can I do with them?
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what's the taste like, Blondie?
I have them growing about 100 yards from my pots and pans but haven't tried them. I just keep opening my cookbook and looking at the recipe and thinking I should make it. I was hoping you would get back to me and let me know. LOL
In Arabic we call them "kermoos nasrani" or Christian figs. They are eaten raw and taste sort of like figs, but you have to clean them carefully first, of course. I have not had them cooked, and BlondLogics recipe sounds like a good way to use them..
Just an additional note. Here in Brazil, these plants grow wild in parts and when there is very little for the cattle to eat, the farmers will feed their cattle these (obviously removing the spines first).
I'd agree. My motto is, "Don't eat anything you didn't get in the Produce aisle." :) Also, though, my mother's motto used to be: "You don't know where the dogs have been." :)
Interestingly, Nopal is widely available in Nepal, (Country) almost everywhere.