Nopal Cactus, the succulent superfood
Nopal Cactus is an edible plant native to Mexico. This hardy plant grows in the fertile, volcanic soils of the arid and semi arid regions of central Mexico, which gives it a particularly high mineral profile. Nopal Cactus is instantly recognisable for its strong, bright green prickly leaves and barrel shaped fruit – which often come in bright yellow, pink, and even blue!
For many centuries Nopal Cactus has been recognised for its remarkable medicinal properties. In Central America, it was eaten by the Aztecs to treat scurvy. Modern research now reveals that Nopal Cactus reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes, is one of the lowest GI plant-based foods, and is an excellent source of calcium.
Yes, Mama wants you to eat it!
In Mexico, Nopal Cactus is eaten fresh from the plant: grilled and added to tacos, sliced into fresh salads and egg dishes, or simply juiced into smoothies and refreshing drinks.
Mama Nattura’s Nopal Cactus powder is a 100% natural product created from fresh Nopal Cactus. The green pads are sun-dried and milled into a fine and nutritious green powder, so you can easily enjoy this powerful superfood every day. Our powder is far more potent than eating fresh Nopal Cactus, so to gain its full nutritious benefits you don’t need to consume much – a tablespoon a day is all you need!
What’s inside Nopal Cactus?
From supporting weight loss to boosting your immune system, Nopal Cactus houses an outstanding array of health benefits:
- 50% of the recommended daily intake of calcium
- Amazingly low GI of 7
- Rich in pectin, a soluble fibre
- Prevents cell damage and protects your body from viruses
- Contains 18 amino acids
Fibre for digestive health
One tablespoon (15g) of Nopal Cactus powder provides more than 25% of the recommended daily intake of fibre.
Very low Glycemic Index (GI)
With a GI of 7, Nopal Cactus has one of the lowest GIs of many plant foods. So while it ‘keeps you going’ through the day, it’s more slowly metabolised, and causes a longer and slower rise in blood glucose levels.
18 essential amino acids to strengthen your immune system
Nopal Cactus contains 18 amino acids, of which 10 are essential. These boost the immune system and combat fat build-up.
Nopal Cactus powder is a powerful source of antioxidants, including anti-inflammatory flavonoids to prevent cell damage and protect your body from viruses.
Calcium and other vital minerals
One tablespoon of Nopal Cactus powder contains 50% of the recommended daily intake of calcium. This helps create strong bones to prevent osteoporosis, and contributes to optimal nerve and muscle function. Nopal Cactus also contains vital iron, potassium and magnesium.
Buy Mama’s Nopal Cactus powder and reap the rewards of this succulent superfood!