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  I first tried this fruit while in Mexico where it is refered to as TUNA.  There, the fruit was  much larger, about two to three times the size.   Gloves must be worn with gathering the fruit because it has tiny, numerous thorns.   I peeled these with a paring knife and then rinsed them very well to remove any thorns that might have been sticking to it.  Then sliced the fruit.    The taste is like a melon or strawberry or mixture of the...
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      I first tried this fruit while in Mexico where it is refered to as TUNA.  There, the fruit was  much larger, about two to three times the size.   Gloves must be worn with gathering the fruit because it has tiny, numerous thorns...
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    Believe it or not I see these even up here in northernmost NJ and have been told they are an indicator of prehistoric occupation, archaeologically. I have read about their edibility but greatly appreciate the hands-on practical perspective which generall...
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    Wondering about those fruits, from your image it looks like they might occur in such numbers where you might make a preserve from them. Possible? Strawberry/melon flavor sounds like something you can't find on the grocers shelf. And to eat something de...
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    there is a area over on the Illinois side of Old Man river.... near me.... that is all sandy...Prickley pear grows by the tons there. There also are some Indian Mounds in the general area.... anyway... a lot of folks make Prickley pear fruit jam..and pres...
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    Preserves would be fun to experiment with. I too have read about the use of the slime with earth paints and also to seal rawhide. I was amazed at the amount of slime that came off of them when I washed them.. so the trick it so put them in water and n...
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    I first saw them here in NJ years before I began to get serious about plants and was astonished that a cactus could live here.  And yes we have plenty of sassafras, it is quite common.  Roots for tea, dye, jelly, candy, a distinctive ingredient ...
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    I sure wish it grew here....Ive been told you can find it in some places that have mico climates..like a canyon..which there is on the Illinois side of the river a few miles below the place that has the Prickley pear.... the place is a nature area.... and...
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    Weird, they're all over the place down here (So. Cal.) ha ha! Yeah, they're called "nopales" and they're quite good. Usually, when I've had them, they're cut into strips then blanched in a lot of water. This seems to minimize the slime. On the tunas, ...
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    Ive heard you can singe the spines & hair off them....with a blow torch. might need to carry one while picking them. Leather gloves are a must.... I first saw them in Norhtern Minnesota.... of all places .Long before I saw them in Illinois. I act...
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    I had a neighbor lady who would make mittens out of layers of news paper (duck tape holding them together )to repot her cactus. Don't know if this will help yall. 

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    The fruits have a tangy sweetness to them. I have been wanting to make a tea out of them but always just end up scraping the spines off the fruits and eating them

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    After de-spining and peeling, use a strawberry jam recipe for the tunas. The nopales are despined(using the method described by badgirlpinto) washed and cut into green-bean sized strips. I don't peel them.  Boiled or boiled and then lightly fried the...
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    thats what I am hopeing to do Lep...use a strawberry jam recipe.I still have not tried the pads...my place to collect them ..is closed because of contsruction on the roads... and you are not supposed to be down in there. so its gonna have to wait a while ...
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    I just got done making a big batch of prickly pear candy; thought I'd post the process for you. Jam instructions too. http://paleoplanet69529.y...46161/Prickly-Pear-CANDY

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    Here in NM where I live the stuff is everywhere, but I was very shocked to see Prickly Pear in southern NY state (Yucca, too). My Herbalist friend told me the slime is a decent substitute for Aloe, good for cuts, burns, and minor infections. I'm not c...
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    Orin ......that should make for some good tasting pork...... Roast Pork with prickley pear Jam....YUM!~! Quills