Watch this video of a crazy guy eating a decorative cactus plant. He is in tears by the end of the video but can you stomach watching the whole painful experience, we sure as hell couldn’t.
Did you manage to watch the whole video of the crazy guy eating a decorative cactus plant?
While this may not be the best way to eat decorative cactus plants they do actually offer some great health benefits. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, cacti can actually help reduce cholesterol, prevent diabetes, and fill you up with fiber. Plus, their high phytonutrient content can actually combat cancer.
So here are some ways to eat cactus plants.
Prickly Pear Cactus
This dessert cactus is often made into jam or jelly. It’s packed with immunity-boosting vitamin c. And with 5.4g of fiber per serving, it can help cut the risk of both cancer and heart disease. One serving has 33 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin c, 22 percent of your daily vitamin-a needs, and 10 percent of your daily iron necessities.
This light green-bean-like vegetable can be grilled or boiled and added to eggs, soups, chilies, or fillings in tortillas. Nopales are rich in vitamins a, c, k, riboflavin, and b6, and loaded with minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium.
Also called tarragon, this herb is often used as a flavoring agent in Mediterranean dishes and in tea to treat insomnia. It’s rich in vitamins a, b, and c as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, potassium, and zinc.
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