Nopalitos Nutrition Facts

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Prickly Pear 100 grams
(about 1 medium fruit)
Nopalitos
100 grams
(about 1.25 cups)
Calories 40 16
Fat (grams) 0.5 trace
Cholesterol (milligrams) 0 0
Carbohydrate (grams) 9.6 3.3
Dietary fiber (grams) 3.6 2.3
Protein (grams) 0.7 1.2
Minerals
Calcium (milligrams) 56 163
Iron (milligrams) 0.3 0.7
Magnesium (milligrams) 85 58
Phosphorus (milligrams) 24 17
Potassium (milligrams) 220 319
Sodium (milligrams) 5 22
Copper (milligrams) 0.08 0.06
Selenium (micrograms) 0.6 0.7
Zinc (milligrams) 0.12 0.3
Vitamins
Vitamin C (milligrams) 14 13
Thiamin (milligrams) 0.01 0.01
Riboflavin (milligrams) 0.06 0.04
Niacin (milligrams) 0.5 0.5
Vitamin B6 (milligrams) 0.06 0.07
Folate (micrograms) 6 3
Vitamin B12 (micrograms) 0 0
Vitamin A (I.U.) 51 415
Vitamin E (A.T.E.) 0.01 0.002

*U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database

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Acitrones

Nopalitos strips are sometimes candied and packed in a sugary syrup. These are referred to as Acitrones in Spanish.
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Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of GourmetSleuth.com she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.