At Prickly Pear Products, LLC, our focus is providing "Health and Nutrition from the Desert" by selling the following premier products:

I.   Prickly Pear & Nopal Juice

II.  Prickly Pear Extract (dropper bottle)

III. Prickly Pear Red Fruit Powder

IV. Prickly Pear Chewable Tablets

V.   Nopal Cactus Powder

VI.  Flaxseed Powder

VII. Mesquite Bean Flour

VIII. Tepary Beans



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Chronic Inflammation: "The Root Cause!"

According to the popular health expert, Dr. Andrew Weil (MD), who was interviewed on the Dr. Oz show in October 2012, "Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many serious illnesses - including heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer's disease."  

Dr. Weil notes that inflammation has a beneficial role in the body as a healing response to bring nourishment and more immune activity to a site of injury or infection.  Yet, he says, "when inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and causes illness. " He observes that there are a number of factors that contribute to inflammation, including "stress, lack of exercise, genetic predisposition, and exposure to toxins (like secondhand tobacco smoke)," and "dietary choices" which he says also plays a big role.  

The answer to better health, he states, lies in "learning how specific foods influence the inflammatory process" so that one may follow "the best strategy for containing it and reducing long-term risks."  (Link to Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet)  

Dr. Weil says you can adapt your diet according to anti-inflammatory diet principles.  He has provided an "Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid" that "provides a blue print for a lifetime of optimum nutrition."  He declares:  "Simple changes in how you eat can help counteract chronic inflammation, a root cause of many serious diseases, including:

*  Heart Disease
*  Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
*  Age-related disorders, including many cancers
*  Auto-immune diseases as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus."  (Link to Dr. Weil)

Our Mission Focus:

It is with this dietary focus that our company, Prickly Pear Products LLC has chosen to sell products that promote "Health and Nutrition from the Desert." We hope you will consider incorporating some of our products in your choice to follow a healthy lifestyle and cuisine, particularly as it relates to eliminating or reducing painful, inflammation-based issues that are so common as people age.

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I.  Nochtli: Prickly Pear & Nopal Juice

 

We're proud to announce our newest high-quality premium brand of Prickly Pear Juice Concentrate made in the USA:
 
     Nochtli - Prickly Pear & Nopal Juice:
 
This newest 100% natural juice concentrate replaced our former "Prickly Pear Pure Blend" juice because of it's higher prickly pear content.  This is a "whole food" product. The nutritious fibers that are present are in line with the plants as they would be in nature as nothing has been removed, thus preserving the high pectin content.  The main ingredient is prickly pear puree with a little Nopal puree added.  No water or other juices are added.  For more information on this product, click on this link.

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II.  Prickly Pear Extract (from the Cactus Fruit)

 
For those who prefer not to drink juice, we have a new super concentrated Prickly Pear Fruit Extract, high in betalains - the antioxidants that support inflammation reduction.  Dosages are easy to administer, and you can carry a bottle in a pocket or purse.  For more product information, click on this link.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz, a well known doctor on TV, observes that the natural properties in prickly pear extract help stop inflammation in the body.  (Link to Dr. Oz - Click Here.)


* Note: Dr. Oz is not giving a product endorsement, but rather speaking of the benefits of prickly pear extract in general.


Fox 10 Interview with Prickly Pear Products Owner Kevin F. Smith

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III.  Prickly Pear Red Fruit Powder 

Our powder comes 100% from the red Prickly Pear Fruit, not the cactus pad.  It is rich in betalains - the antioxidants which support a healthy inflammation response.


 Our  Prickly Pear Red Fruit Powder: is the newest powder to be sold to consumers and comes from the Prickly Pear Fruit which grows on the Nopal Cactus.  It is produced in the USA, and is receiving great reviews by all who have tried it. Many of our customers testimonials reflect its value in helping them reduce inflammation.  For many people this is a   good alternative to buying prickly pear juice.  When comparing the cost per serving, this quality powder runs about 40% of what prickly pear juice costs per dosage.  It also makes a delicious prickly pear tea (with 2 teaspoons of prickly pear powder, 1/2 teaspoon of estevia, in a cup of hot water).


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IV. Nochtli: Prickly Pear Chewable Tablets         

(New!!   Some wonderful Reviews - see Customer Testimonials!)

If you like our Nochtli juice, you should like the Nochtli Prickly Pear & Nopal Chewable tablets as well. There are 60 tasty tablets in a bottle.  Made in the USA.  They provide the whole cactus nutrition of the prickly pear fruit and nopal pad.  They are convenient (i.e. long storage life, no measuring, & take it with you when you travel).

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V.  Nopal Cactus Powder


Nopal powder is derived from the green pads of the nopal prickly pear cactus.  (These are the nopal pads that prickly pear fruit grow on, also known as "nopalitos.")  They are dehydrated and milled into a fine powder.  Research studies also recommend this powder for help with inflammation, cholesterol management, and blood glucose levels.  This vegetable cactus plant (Ficus Opuntia Indica) provides good fiber, vitamins, and nutrients.  For more information on this product, click on this link.

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VI.   Flaxseed Powder

This nutritious powder comes from the milled Golden Flaxseed (Linaza Adelgazante by Linoflex).    It's rich in fiber, lignans, Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients.  It has a sweet, nutty flavor, and is touted to be one of nature's powerful superfoods.  For more information, click on this link.

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VII.  Mesquite Bean Flour


Mesquite bean flour comes from the beans that grow on Mesquite trees in the desert.  It's an excellent high-fiber, gluten free product.  Once a food staple for native desert peoples, it's gaining popularity as one of the "10 best foods in maintaining stable blood sugar levels," according to Dr. Gary Nabhan, who has participated in medical studies of mesquite and other desert foods.  Dr. Nabhan says it "is extremely effective in controlling blood sugar levels" in people with diabetes.  Although not all researchers are in agreement in that regard, everyone agrees the naturally sweet flavor enhances the flavor of baked goods.  Consumers describe it's delicious taste as a combination of cinnamon and chocolate.  For more information, please click here.

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VIII.  Tepary Beans

 

Tasty, high fiber, low glycemic, gluten free.  Ideal for people prone to diabetes!  A recommended bean by Dr. Weil.




Tepary beans are ancient american Indian beans, domesticated around 8,000 years ago, according to Dr. Weil.  They are grown fresh in the Sonoran Desert.  Tepary beans (Phaseolus acutifolius) are a different species than the common pinto, kidney, and navy beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).  They are also higher in nutritional value.  

Beans are listed in Dr. Andrew Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid, and are an important ingredient in his anti-inflammatory diet principles to follow.  He states that an individual should "try to eat 40 grams of fiber a day." With the consumption of Tepary Beans, it is easy to do that.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons why he specifically states: "This unique legume should be a staple for you." (Link to Dr. Weil)  

To learn more about this delicious bean and it's many health benefits, check out the "Tepary Bean" page - by clicking here!

                 

Prickly Pear Products, LLC

For Health & Nutrition from the Desert!

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