Future superfood from prickly pear cactus

Prickly pear cactus, Opuntia ficus indica, is an ancient plant that holds the future secret nutrition for man and pets. Ficomore offers its cladodes, also known as “pads” (although scientifically a muted branch), both fresh or dried and crushed into powder.

A tresure trove of vitamins and minerals

This cactus has an enormous yet still unknown potential: cladodes contain a great amount of vitamins C, B, K and E, fiber and antioxidants to fight free radicals and boost the immune system. Prickly pear is extremely high in calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and it contains glucids, nitrogen compounda, fibers, chlorophyll, riboflavine and proteins.
These nutrients promote healthy bones and proteins make this cactus a well rounded food. Mucilage contains soluble fiber, a very rare combination in nature.

A vegan and gluten free health booster

Cladodes are a highly valuable yet affordable raw material, naturally vegan and gluten free. They can be used as food for livestock and pets; in pharmaceutical recipes it’s effective as a healer for scars, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hepatoprotector and much more; nutraceutical industries focus on their anti-obesity and dietary effects; they represent a key ingredient in cosmetic producs as well.

An innovative and sustainable product

Prickly pear pads offered by Ficomore grow without any negative impact on the environment. Thorns are gently removed by hand, and naturally dehydrated at low temperatures without compromising their nourishing and organoleptic qualities. A concentration of natural resources with zero impact on the environment.