Nutritional and medicinal use of Cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) cladodes and fruits.

  title={Nutritional and medicinal use of Cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) cladodes and fruits.},
  author={Jean Magloire Feugang and Patricia Konarski and Daming Zou and Florian Conrad Stintzing and Changping Zou},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
Natural products and health foods have recently received a lot of attention both by health professionals and the common population for improving overall well-being, as well as in the prevention of diseases including cancer. In this line, all types of fruits and vegetables have been re-evaluated and recognized as valuable sources of nutraceuticals. The great number of potentially active nutrients and their multifunctional properties make cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) fruits and cladodes perfect… CONTINUE READING
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