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The cactus is marketed as a vegetable, it can be prepared in brine, cooked broth, soups, salads or cooked in dishes, as appetizers, sauces, beverages, desserts, jams and endless food uses that You can give this plant is so rich in properties.

Regarding the nutritional value of cactus, we can say that in 1 cup of raw nopales (86 g approximately) is 2.9 g carbohydrate and 1.1 g of protein and only 14 kcal. But its main attraction is that it contains a large amount of dietary fiber (soluble and insoluble): 2 g of fiber in a cup. There is a 30:70 ratio of soluble to insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber can prevent and relieve constipation and hemorrhoids at the same time preventing the occurrence of colon cancer. .