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Image made in the arid nature reserve Cabo de Gata, close to the village Fernán Pérez, The Indian fig opuntia (Opuntia ficus-indica - Prickly pear - Vijgcactus) is a species of cactus that has long been a domesticated crop plant grown in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world. Its fruits are commercialized in many parts of the world, eaten raw, and have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin C of any fruit. The “leaves” (technically stems) are cooked and eaten as a vegetable known as nopalitos. © Tom Kisjes May 2012
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  • Taken: May 5, 2012
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  • Updated: Apr 7, 2021