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Prickly Pear - weed or useful plant?

Jun 08 2020 8 Comments Tags: foraging, real food, soap

The Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia genus) was introduced to Australia in the 19th century and is now considered a weed. But the fruit and pads can be eaten, or made into preserves. It can also be used to make soap. I picked some fruit from plants on on our property, here's what I learnt...

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