Yesterday I discovered prickly pears (aka Tuna Fruit) at the grocery store! I’m so glad we picked a couple up. The toddler and I had fun exploring this new healthy food together this morning. According to NutrionData.com prickly pears are a good source of Calcium and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Magnesium.
So in honor of the produce pick, I present our Prickly Pear adventure. Stick around to the end, we salvage it and make an AWESOME smoothie!
If you have any prickly pear advice please, feel free to share! If you are looking for more prickly pear info these sites do a much better job of explaining how to use the fruit. :~)
- How to Cut and Prepare Prickly Pears
- How to Eat a Prickly Pear Fruit
- Tuna Wrangling (aka Processing Prickly Pear Fruit)
We’ll be picking more up soon! I REALLY want to make another smoothie without the seeds! It was YUMMY!