Many of you have been asking for it & here it is:
PRICKLY PEAR RED FRUIT POWDER!!!
Our top quality powder comes from the red Prickly Pear Fruit which grows on the Nopal cactus. It is 100% Pure!!! Although we could have added "fillers" to make the powder less expensive, we wanted to maintain it's purity and full nutritional efficacy. For this reason, there are NO fillers, sugar, or coloring added. This way you receive top quality value, rich in betalains (antioxidants) that promote a healthy inflammation response, while still savoring the delicious taste of the whole Prickly Pear Fruit.
This is believed to be the highest quality Prickly Pear Fruit powder on the market. Its crystalline-appearance is the natural color of the red prickly pear fruit at mature harvest.
Dosage Cost Comparison to Prickly Pear Juice:
This is a great alternative to purchasing prickly pear juice because the cost is about 40%-45% less. For example, the typical bottle of prickly pear juice has 34 dosage servings, and this powder has 60 dosage servings per mylar bag container.)
Prickly Pear Powder also makes a DELICIOUS Prickly Pear Tea. Mix 2 teaspoons in hot water (I like to add 1/2 tsp of estevia sweetener), and enjoy the delicious flavor while benefiting from the nutritional support, rich in antioxidants (betalains).
This powder can be mixed with any beverage. Shown below is a picture of the powder mixed into apple juice.)
Beyond merely taking the recommended dosage amounts, some of our customers have also reported they like to mix the powder with other ingredients for flavorful enhancements. Here are some of the ideas shared so far:
* Prickly Pear fruit smoothies.
* Prickly Pear yogurt.
* Prickly Pear shakes (add it to vanilla ice cream and milk).
* Prickly Pear teas. (Use as is or mix with Green tea and chilled with ice.)
* Prickly Pear added to apple & pineapple juices makes a great blend.
* Prickly Pear Applesauce.
If you have feedback or recipes you’d like to share, please email us at: CactusCuisine@AOL.com.
Prickly Pear Products, LLC
(Health & Nutrion from the Desert)
Phone: (480) 357-8200
* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
This Prickly Pear Red Fruit Powder is very concentrated in crystaline form. The serving size is 1 teaspoon of powder (about 4 grams). There are 60 servings per container, with a net weight of 240 grams (.563 LB). The dosage directions state to take 1-3 teaspoons daily as a dietary supplement. However, if your purpose is to create a delicious beverage, then of course you can flavor your beverage with the powder according to your preferred taste.
If you wish to follow the normal dosage amount, mix 2 teaspoons in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water. Or if you are mixing it into juice, you may want a full cup of juice. For example 2 teaspoons in a cup of apple juice makes a delicious juice drink. You can make a tasty prickly pear tea with 2 teaspoons in one cup of water. One mylar bag provides a one month supply (of 60 dosages) if you take 2 teaspoons daily.
Prickly Pear Powder is "hygroscopic"
The Prickly Pear Red Fruit powder is "hygroscopic," meaning the powder absorbs moisture. As such when it is exposed to the humidity of the air it does have a tendency to clump together, similar to brown sugar.
Summer Notice: Prickly Pear Fruit Powder solidifies when left in a hot environment.
Like all pure fruit powders, our prickly pear powder will harden in the Summer. This doesn't mean it is defective, but is evidence that there are no chemical "flow agents" added that would diminish it's nutritional value. If you are buying powder in the Summer, be aware that you can firmly tap the solid product back into powder form again. Here is what I recommend:
Take a wooden rolling pin (or other similar object like a strong cup, or hammer) and gently pound on the package to dissolve the contents back into powder form again. Some people take the smaller chunks and put them into a blender.
We hope you understand why it is important to us to keep this product pure without chemical flow agents so that our customers will feel the difference in their own health and continue to be our customers.
I had temporarily quit selling this product during the Summer because the powder does clump and harden, but my repeat customers have told me it isn't an issue to them. They value it's nutritional benefit and purity (without chemical flow agents) more than the inconvenience of having to tap it out in the Summer time. In response I have relisted it back on my Web Store. If you have any questions on this, please feel free to email me or call me at 480-357-8200. Thank you.