Place of origin: Antioquia and Boyacá
Ovoid berry belonging to the Cactaceae family, initially green and dark orange in its maturation stage, slightly sweet fruit and a particular sweet aroma, multiple seeds inside, and fleshy endocarp.
The color of the prickly pear goes from a dark green to light green; then it turns yellowish and ends in a reddish color when it reaches its full maturity. The ripe fruit is an oval-shaped berry. The fruit has a thick, spiny rind, and a pulp abundant in seeds.
The fruit offers a pleasant and refreshing taste. It is consumed as fresh fruit, juices, desserts, preserves, and cocktails.
The fruits are rich in fiber and vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, as well as vitamins B2 and B6. It also contains minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and copper. Its effectiveness in lowering blood glucose has been reported. It has diuretic properties and improves digestion.
It is recommended not to break the cold chain, store in places separated from strong odors, and keep as much as possible at temperatures around 13º C. For conservation in controlled environments, keep relative humidity between 65 – 70%.
FORM OF CONSUMPTION
Ideal as fruit for breakfast, in preserves, salads, or jams. Directed to the general public.
TYPE OF TREATMENT
The Catctus Fig is subjected to the stages of Receipt, Storage, Selection, Basketing, Drying, Packing, and Dispatch.
25 unit per box.
2,5 KG net weight