What are Nopalitos?
The edible young leaves or racquets, known in Mexico as NOPALITOS, are the vegetable part of the nopal Opuntia plant.
Nopalitos are packed with minerals, vitamins, fibre and antioxidants such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C. They also contain a broad composition of amino acids, including eight essential amino acids that are not manufactured by the body.
Nopalitos can be used in salads or cooked to prepare delicious dishes. This vegetable can also be converted into juices, smoothies or powder supplements.
The Health Benefits
The nopal Opuntia plant is the Aztec secret of Sustainability and Wellness.
Scientific investigation and experimental evidence have demonstrated that the nopal Opuntia plant has health-promoting properties beyond the essential function of supplying regular nutrients.
The nopal Opuntia and its fruits have been consumed as food and medicine in Mexico and Mesoamerica for over 6,000 years. Today, this superfood is an essential staple of Mexican cuisine, but it is also widely consumed as a functional food and nutritional supplement.
Nopal Opuntia plant and its fruits are consumed in Mexico as functional foods to lower LDL cholesterol, treat type 2 diabetes, and fight inflammation. This superfood is also consumed to prevent cancer, help with weight management, and enhance the immune system.
Nopal Opuntia is one of the most beneficial foods available worldwide, and consuming it raw is the best way to maximize its health benefits.ABOUT GLOBAL PLANTATIONS