Study of nutritional composition of nopal (Opuntia ficus indica cv. Redonda) at different maturity stages.

@article{HernndezUrbiola2010StudyON,
  title={Study of nutritional composition of nopal (Opuntia ficus indica cv. Redonda) at different maturity stages.},
  author={Margarita I. Hern{\'a}ndez-Urbiola and Margarita Contreras-Padilla and Esther P{\'e}rez-Torrero and Gabriela Hern{\'a}ndez-Quevedo and Jairo Rojas-Molina and Maria Esperanza Cort{\'e}s and Mario Enrique Rodriguez-Garcia},
  journal={The Open Nutrition Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={4},
  pages={11-16}
}
Nopal is included in the human diet and used as forage, which is interesting vegetal due to its environmental re- sistance, but little is known about its nutritional properties along the maturity stage. The objective of this study was to de- termine the development of the of nopal (Opuntia ficus indica, cv. Redonda) composition at advanced maturity stages in order to evaluate the age related changes in the nutritional composition for suggest its potential use for human consump- tion. Chemical… 
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