NUTRIPUNTIA is the prickly pear cactus pad in a dried powdered form, making it easy to take in your water, juice or smoothie.
This amazing plant is considered the “king of plants” and when one considers what it has to offer it is not hard to see why.
What are its health benefits?
The entire plant, from the flowers and fruits to the stems and leaves, is edible and packed full of nutrients.
Prickly pear cactus has a very unique composition of nutrients including high levels of vitamin C, B-family vitamins, magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper and dietary fibre. They also have high levels of antioxidants e.g. flavonoids, polyphenols and betalains.
Scientific studies have shown that the prickly pear can:
- Lower LDL and triglyceride cholesterol levels due to high pectin levels
- Regulate blood sugar. The fibre and pectin lowers blood sugar absorption in the stomach and intestines. It also improves insulin sensitivity.
- Improve digestion and heal the gut lining due to glutamine
- Be anti-inflammatory in the joints and muscles due to antioxidants (flavonoids)
- Help prevent and lessen the effects of alcohol hangovers due to anti-inflammatory properties from the antioxidants
- Maintain proper cardiovascular health due to biologically active flavonoids, which help to normalize blood platelet stickiness
As the only certified organic producers and processors of prickly pear in Australia, we can guarantee the quality, freshness and purity of this product.