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Nopalitos Nutritional Information

This chart displays the nutrition information for the Nopales pads (nopalitos) as well as for the fruit of the cactus.

Article by: Barbara Bowman


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Prickly Pear
100 grams
(about 1 medium fruit)

Nopalitos
100 grams
(about 1.25 cups)

Calories4016
Fat (grams)0.5trace
Cholesterol (milligrams)00
Carbohydrate (grams)9.63.3
Dietary fiber (grams)3.62.3
Protein (grams)0.71.2
Minerals      
Calcium (milligrams)56163
Iron (milligrams)0.30.7
Magnesium (milligrams)8558
Phosphorus (milligrams)2417
Potassium (milligrams)220319
Sodium (milligrams)522
Copper (milligrams)0.080.06
Selenium (micrograms)0.60.7
Zinc (milligrams)0.120.3
Vitamins      
Vitamin C (milligrams)1413
Thiamin (milligrams)0.010.01
Riboflavin (milligrams)0.060.04
Niacin (milligrams)0.50.5
Vitamin B6 (milligrams)0.060.07
Folate (micrograms)63
Vitamin B12 (micrograms)00
Vitamin A (I.U.)51415
Vitamin E (A.T.E.)0.010.002

*U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database

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