Mexico wants to expand uses of prickly pear cactus

Prickly pear cactusFresh Plaza – Mexico is the leading producer of fresh prickly pear cactus for human consumption worldwide with 12,000 hectares planted and a production of nearly 825,000 tons per year. Apart from human consumption, the product could be used in cosmetics, fodder for livestock, the generation of biogas and electricity or in the pharmaceutical industry.

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