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Overview
Quick Details
Style:
Fresh
Product Type:
Other
Type:
Passion Fruit
Place of Origin:
Colombia
Brand Name:
Tropico

Specifications

The cactus fig or prickly pear belongs to the cactaceaes family. The fruit is oval shaped 150 to 170grms and 8 to 9cm long. The

Nutritional content

This fruit has a high calcium and Vitamin A content, it is rich in phosphorus and iron, and contains a high water percentage. It is low in calories and fat.

Health benefits

The fibrous pectin contained in the fruit's pulp lowers cholesterol levels and may lower the insulin quantities needed by diabetics. It is also used as a remedy against gastritis and the common stomach-ache.

Consumption

The Higo's skin can be peeled with a knife and the fruit is consumed raw; it is also delicious when cut in slices to be used along with other fruits for fruit salads or also to make sauces. Although the thorns of the fruit are previously removed, it is recommended to clean the fruit with a kitchen cloth before being peeled.