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  1. Mary

    I’m soooooo happy to find this article after having this fruit for a week and not knowing what it was or how to eat it. Thanx to my friend for telling me the name and I googled it and this page pop up.

  2. Joseph J Shaw

    I think this is a great article about Prickly Pear fruit. It shows exactly how to peel the fruit, a task that intimidates some people. I am well familiar with Prickly Pears and have a Web site about them. There are 90 varieties in the USA.

  3. Carl

    /Best Margarita I ever had was fresh prickly pear in Sedna some 25 years ago.

    I’m no expert, but I prefer the magenta(?) colored to the yellow. My experience in blending/processing with seeds produced a bitter juice. Take the time to press pulp & lease seeds behind.

  4. Martha

    My dad used to singe them in the campfire to get the tiny, OUCHY, (ask me how I know) needles off. It isn’t long enough to cook the fruit but just long enough to burn the ouchies off.
    Where I grew up, New Mexico, they were all over the place and we camped often.

  5. Linda

    I just throw them in a pot with a little water and boil them for about 10 minutes. Then smash it through a sieve. There isn’t no need to scrub off the needles. They dissolve when you cook them.

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