DSC_2225_edited-1Prickly pear fruit of the nopal cactus.  Both the fruit and the flat are eaten — providing vitamin C, magnesium, manganese and calcium. Tasted (and photographed) at Olvera Street in Los Angeles.

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  1. Years ago, I’d buy cactus candy at Olvera Street, but each time in more recent past that I inquired, was told they don’t have it anymore. Was so delicious. Great closeup picture you took! ~SueBee



    1. Mmmm, cactus candy sounds better than napolitos. They are bit like salty green beans, don’t you think?



      1. While I’m certain to have had them over the many years of eating Mexican foods, can’t say I ever knew that word… you’ve got me in Google-land tonight!



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