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Prickly Pear Purée Recipe

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Christine Dionese, health specialist and author of The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, has long been suggesting prickly pear for its blood sugar lowering effects. Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria have found in a small study that prickly pear decreased blood glucose by 11 percent.

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Ingredients

  • 1 prickly pear

Directions

If tiny hairs have not been removed, place pear in a strainer and rinse and shake under warm water for 1-2 minutes. Follow with a rinse of cold water. Allow pear to drain. Peel, rinse, and drain again. Muddle pear for several minutes until a slightly liquid purée remains.

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving7
Protein0.1g0.3%
Carbs2g1%
Vitamin A0.3µgN/A
Vitamin C2mg4%
Calcium10mg1%
Fiber0.6g2.5%
Folate (food)1µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)1µgN/A
Magnesium15mg4%
Phosphorus4mg1%
Potassium38mg1%
Sodium0.9mgN/A