150 FRESH MIX Prickly pear Opuntia Ficus Indica seeds All 3 Varieties

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150 FRESH MIX Prickly pear Opuntia Ficus Indica seeds All 3 Varieties

ure and flavor like string beans. In Malta a liqueur called Bajtra the Maltese name for prickly pear is made from this fruit which can be found growing wild in most every field. On the island of Saint Helena the prickly pear also gives its name to locally distilled liqueur Tungi Spirit. Other uses include as an ingredient in adobe to bind and waterproof. Opuntia ficus indica as well as other species in Opuntia and Nopalea is cultivated in nopalries to serve as a host plant for cochineal insects which produce desirable red and purple dyes. This practice dates from pre Columbian times. The plant is considered a pest species in parts of the Mediterranean Basin due to its ability to spread rapidly beyond the zones it was originally cultivated. In Hebrew the plant is referred to as sabres. Kishkashta a main character on a 1970 80s Israeli childrens show Ma Pitom was a large talking felt puppet of the Opuntia cactus. The high levels of Selenium in Opuntia are comparable to those found in Brassicaceae. The fruit of Opuntia ficus indica can cause constipation if consumed with the seeds without the seeds it is laxative. Normal 0 false false false EN GB X NONE X NONE Style Definitions table. MsoNormalTable More Details