Nopal Nutrition Inc.
Nopal Nutrition is a socially responsible company founded in Montreal, Canada, with the mission of promoting the cultivation and consumption of the nopal Opuntia plant native to Mexico worldwide. To help mitigate climate change and improve the living conditions of people in arid and semi-arid regions of our planet that suffer from water scarcity and desertification.
Nopal Nutrition is a company that promotes regenerative agriculture and sustainability.
Our organization contributes to securing nutritious food, livestock feed, bioenergy, carbon offset credits and jobs for people in arid and semi-arid regions of our planet that suffer from water scarcity and desertification.ABOUT NOPAL NUTRITION INC.
The nopal Opuntia plantations
We can help mitigate climate change by turning unfertile and desertic regions into green and productive landscapes.
Human population growth, climate change, prolonged droughts, and desertification will force governments and companies worldwide to explore new sustainable options to feed their populations, produce innovative livestock feed, and generate renewable energy.
The strategic solution is to establish nopal Opuntia plantations around the world.
The nopal opuntia cactus grows in harsh conditions where no other edible crops have a chance to survive, providing abundant food products, livestock feed, renewable energy and other added-value products. In this scenario, nopal Opuntia will become one of the most important crops of the 21st century for arid and semi-arid regions of the world.ABOUT NOPAL OPUNTIA PLANTATIONS
The nopal Opuntia will become one of the most important crops of the 21st century.
What is the nopal Opuntia plant?
The Opuntia ficus-indica plant known in Mexico as “nopal Opuntial” is a nutritious and abundant plant native to Mexico. This incredible plant, considered a superfood, produces edible leaves or racquets (Nopalitos), colourful superfruits (Tunas) and beautiful flowers.
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.
This superfood is also widely used to produce functional foods, nutritional supplements, livestock feed, beauty products, and biomass to obtain biogas and electricity.LEARN MORE
Prickly Pear Fruits
Are packed with nutrients that help maintain health and beauty.
The Prickly Pears, known in Mexico as TUNAS are the edible fruits of the nopal Opuntia native to Mexico.
This delicious fruit, which is very low in calories, can be eaten raw or prepared in different ways, such as juices, smoothies, jams or vinegar.
This superfruit is rich in nutrients that boost the immune system.
In addition to providing hydration, the Prickly Pear fruits contain fibre, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, pectin, and a large proportion of antioxidant compounds and flavonoids. The seeds also contain tiny amounts of precious oil in high demand in the beauty industry.DISCOVER PRICKLY PEAR SEED OIL
NOPALITOS are the delicious, nutrient-packed vegetables harvested from the nopal Opuntia plant.
The nopal Opuntia cactus plant produces flowers, fruits and vegetables. The vegetable part, known in Mexico as “Nopalitos,” are the edible young leaves or racquets of the Opuntia ficus-indica plant. This super veggie, high in nutrients and low in calories, can be consumed raw or cooked.
People can use Nopalitos to make delicious salads, smoothies or sauté them and add them to a range of dishes.
Nopalitos are packed with minerals, fibre, antioxidants and vitamins. They also contain a broad composition of amino acids, including eight essential amino acids that are not manufactured by the body.LEARN ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS
NOPAL NUTRITION has established strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the nopal Opuntia industry, including nopal cactus producers, researchers and specialists.
Our Key Areas of Action
GLOBAL PROMOTION OF NOPAL OPUNTIA AND ITS FRUITS.
Nopal Nutrition is the global marketing arm of the nopal Opuntia producers from Mexico.ABOUT US
Research & Development
DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE NOPAL OPUNTIA PRODUCTS.
Our R&D Centre, located in Mexico, is dedicated to developing innovative nopal Opuntia products.DISCOVER OUR PRODUCTS
ESTABLISHING NOPAL OPUNTIA CROPS WORLDWIDE.
Nopal Nutrition provides everything necessary to establish nopal Opuntia crops all over the world.DISCOVER OUR SUSTAINABLE CROPS