What does a cactus or prickly pear fruit taste like?

June 1, 2011 in Unique Foods

 

 

What does prickly pear fruit taste like?

What it is: Cactus fruit or prickly pear fruit refers to the thorny red fruit that grow on cactus.

How it tastes: Cactus fruit has a taste similar to raspberries or watermelon, with a slight bite like kiwi fruit. The fruit is filled with small seeds which make it grainy to the tongue.

Tips: Be careful when harvesting or preparing this fruit. Just like its parent, it’s covered in long sharp thorns that can be quite painful when touched.