Trying Cactus Fruit for the First time: Prickly Pear Sorbet

Arizona is, of course, known for its cactuses. Something I hadn’t realized is that some of them are edible. We thought we’d start softly with one that has an edible fruit, though the pads are edible as well apparently. We got some prickly pear sorbet from Safeway. Prickly pear is the common name for opuntia ficus-indica. Here is the fruit:Opuntia_ficus-indica_fruit9
And here is the cactus in the wild: 2016-06-04 09.56.04

To find out what we thought of the taste, check out the video below:

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