Prickly pear

Opuntia ficus indica

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

Prickly pear

The prickly pear is available from midsummer to midwinter. It can be eaten stewed or raw and is often used in preserves. The fruit has a thorny skin which must be removed before eating.
  • Low-fat. High in fibre, calcium, iron and vitamin C.