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Nopal Cactus Powder - Organic


About Product

  • Our high altitude authentic Nopal is harvested from within a government pristine biosphere, high in the volcanic soil mountains, where Nopal was first discovered.
  • This variety of true Nopal is prized as a gourmet delicacy throughout Mexico because of the unique climate and rich soil that produces a highly succulent and bioactive cactus... More Info

Organic Raw Nopal Cactus is a natural source of insoluble and especially soluble dietary fiber.

It is also a natural source of vitamins (especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, but also riboflavin and vitamin B6) and minerals (especially magnesium, potassium, and manganese, but also iron and copper). Nopal Cactus has a respectable calcium content, but the nutrient is not biologically available because it is present as calcium oxalate, which is neither highly soluble nor easily absorbed through the intestinal wall. Nopal Cactus also supports the glycemic effect of a mixed meal. Nopales are low carbohydrate and may support healthy blood sugar levels.

The pulp of the Nopal Cactus pads has been used by many cultures as a dressing for burns, cuts, wounds, and fractures and is believed to deaden pain and promote healing. Glochids from the plant were rubbed into warts and moles to assist in their removal. Decoctions of the fruit were traditionally taken as purgatives.

The power of betalains:

Harnessing the power of betalains, a rare and potent class of antioxidants that flourish in the Nopal cactus delivering scientifically proven health benefits.

May support a healthy inflammation response:

When toxins assault your system or when injury or infection strikes your body responds with a complex biological process commonly referred to as inflammation. If this inflammation goes unchecked, it may lead to a wide variety of disorders, from stroke to arthritis to heart disease.

Raw Nopal Cactus contains betalains and other ingredients that may work directly on the fluid surrounding your cells. There, they draw off the toxins and excess water to support a healthy inflammation response and support a healthy cellular environment.

May support a healthy aging process:

Betalains found in Raw Nopal Cactus may support skin health by filling in the gaps of your cells (including the cells in your skin) and return them to the firm, robust nature of young cells at any age. By providing a healthy environment for the cell, betalains may possibly keep it from withering.

May support a healthy detoxification response:

Every day, we're exposed to toxins in our air, water and foods and even toxins created by our own bodies. Nopal Cactus may support a healthy detoxification response at a cellular level.

Some possible traditional uses of Organic Raw Nopal Cactus Pad Powder may include:

  • May support a healthy detoxification response
  • May support a healthy urinary system in women
  • May support healthy energy levels
  • Strong antioxidant
  • May support a healthy pain response & the healing process (Analgesic)
  • Topically used to aid in the healing of burns, cuts, wounds, & fractures
  • May support a healthy immune response
  • May support healthy blood sugar levels
  • May support healthy fluid balance in the body
  • Neutralize free radicals
  • May support healthy bowels
  • May support a healthy aging process

Constituents of Nopal Cactus include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta & Alpha-carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Vitamin K
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
  • Phytochemicals: Terpenoids, Phenolics, and Alkaloids
  • Gallic acid, Quercetin, Rutinoside, Kaempferol, Glucoside, Isorhamnetin, Robinobioside, Isorhamnetin 3-O-Galactoside, Isorhamnetin 3-O-Glucoside, Kaempferol 3-O-Arabinoside,
  • Luteolin, isorhamnetin glycosides, Feruloyl-sucrose isomer, Sinapoyl-diglucoside, Coumaric, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic, 4-hydroxybenzoic, Ferulic acid, Isorhamnetin-3-O-glucoside

Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, add to your favorite smoothie.

Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic baobab fruit powder in a smoothie.

Botanical Name: Opuntia ficus indica L.

Other Names: Indian-Fig, Barbary-Fig, Spineless Cactus, Mission Prickly-Pear.

Parts Used: Raw Nopal Cactus Pad (leaf).

Ingredients: Nopal Cactus Pad.

Origin: Harvested and dried in Mexico. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Certifications: Certified USDA Organic.

How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:

  • This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
  • Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
  • Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
  • This product is natural and minimally processed.
  • Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.

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