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What are the best cacti to eat?

Which cacti are the most edible and nutritious?—The EditorsSanta Fe, New Mexico

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Tony Nester

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Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.) is the most common cactus found throughout not only the desert but much of the U.S. It is my favorite cactus to harvest, and I usually gather up the red, golf-ball sized fruits in August or September, depending on the

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