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Treat Diabetes with Prickly Pear/Fichi d’India

Prickly Pear or as in italian called Fichi d’India, has been used in Mexico to treat diabetes for over 1,000 years.
– Faster and more effective glucose entry into the cells.
– Lower blood sugar in people suffering of type 2 diabetes. Decrease sugar levels by 20 to 45%.

This lovely fruit has many names like Super Fruit, Prickly Pear, Nopal Cactus, Barbary Fig and Indian Fig. Please see more health benefits in the chart below.


How to Peel a Cactus Fruit

The Cactus Fruit (also called pricky pear, fichi d’india) is an amazing fruit, but has sticks that makes many avoid to eat the fruit. When you harvest the fruit, use industrial gloves and then brush the fruit with a thick brush to get rid of the sticks. Then it is time to peel the fruit:

1 & 2) Cut both ends

3) Cut a notch over the fruits long side

4) And then just roll out the fruit. The skin is thick and very easy to remove


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