It is almost this time of the year to indulge in taste of the cactus fruit. Cactus fruit is a sub-tropical fruit mainly grown in Cyprus but is available in some parts of Turkey (parts that are close to Greece islands - I think!)
We didn't like the taste of cactus fruit at first but we got used to it the second time around. It's a bit tricky eating the fruit at first - okay might be tricky eating it at all times that's why we need a pro showing us.
Some of the information of cactus fruit/ cactus pear:
The cactus pear can be diced like a pineapple and used as a topping on yogurt, cereal, or blended into a smoothie.
How to Select Cactus Pears
Choose pears that are firm and free from dark spots or mold. Choose fruit with a bright magenta flesh.
How to Store Cactus Pears
Refrigerate unwashed for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Benefits of Cactus Pear
An excellent source of vitamin C and magnesium and a good source of fiber.
|Our Turk Grandfather (Dede) closely watching how to prepare the cactus pear!|
|Our Little Kylie watching on|
|and you eat it just like this!|
|Our lovely grandmother showing us the cactus fruits from the cactus!|