Nopal Nutrition is a socially responsible company that promotes Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainability. Our mission is to promote the worldwide consumption and cultivation of the nopal Opuntia cactus native to Mexico and its fruits.
Sharing the Aztec secret of Sustainability and Wellness with the world.
Nopal Nutrition is the only company that provides everything necessary to establish nopal Opuntia crops all over the world. Including seeds, industrial equipment and technical assistance to obtain food, beverages, livestock feed, renewable energy, carbon offsets and other value-added products from the nopal Opuntia plant and its fruits.
Why establish nopal Opuntia plantations worlwide?
Shifting to a more sustainable economy and transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy are immediate priorities for combating climate change and its effects, such as food insecurity.
More and more, it’s difficult for countries in arid and semi-arid regions of the world to cultivate enough food and fodder to feed their population and livestock due to climate change, water scarcity or lack of fertile agricultural land.
Nopal Opuntia is one of the most beneficial crops available worldwide
Nopal Opuntia cactus is a drought-tolerant and water-efficient plant that provides abundant food products, feed for livestock and biomass to generate renewable energy even in soils with low fertility and very scarce rainfall. In this scenario, the nopal Opuntia will become one of the most important crops in the 21st century to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Nopal Opuntia Plantations | The main benefits
The nopal Opuntia and its fruits have been consumed as food and medicine in Mexico for over six thousand years. Today, this plant is mainly used to produce foods, nutritional supplements, beauty products, renewable energy and livestock feed.
The nopal opuntia grows in harsh conditions where no other crops have a chance to thrive. Nopal Opuntia plantations with a density of 30,000 to 50,000 plants per hectare start to produce abundant racquets (vegetables) and fruits shortly after being established.
One-hectare plantation (2.47 acres) of nopal Opuntia can provide approximately 600 metric tons of racquets (vegetable) and 20 metric tons of prickly pear fruits per year that can be transformed into food and beauty products, livestock feed and renewable energy.
Our nopal Opuntia plantations are beneficial for the environment. They prevent desertification, generate renewable energy, remove CO2 from the air, and restore degraded lands in the arid and semi-arid areas of the world while improving the living conditions of its inhabitants.
Products derived from nopal Opuntia Plantations
By establishing nopal Opuntia plantations, our company helps to secure nutritious food products, livestock feed, renewable energy, carbon offsets and green jobs for people in arid and semi-arid regions of our planet that suffer from water scarcity and desertification.
Our Strategic Presence in Mexico
Our nopal Opuntia plantations are located in an important agricultural region of Mexico known as “El Bajío.” This region offers the best conditions to grow nopal Opuntia and is also a strategic global business hub with many logistical advantages.
“El Bajío” is a region of Central Mexico that encompasses several states including Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosí, Michoacán, Zacatecas and Querétaro.CONTACT US