Nutritional value of several Opuntia species by Abdellaziz Ben-Thlija

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Values; Creator: Ben-Thlija, Abdellaziz; Abstract: Little is known about cactus nutrients, their proportions in different species and the variability of these proportions with season. In the scant literature available on Opuntia species, no systematic survey has been published to document and compare the nutritional qualities of different by: 8.

The genus Opuntia, commonly known as prickly pear cactus, includes species that produce nutritious fruits and young, edible cladodes (stem pads, also. 40 NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA CLADODES FROM PORTUGUESE ECOTYPES A. RODRIGUES1,2, F. PITACAS 1, C. REIS and M. BLASCO3 1Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco, School of Agriculture, Castelo Branco, Portugal 2CERNAS-IPCB - Supported by national funds through Foundation for Science and Technology 3University of Cited by: 4.

Nutritional Value Of Opuntia. grams of prickly pears contain 41 calories of energy, g fat, g protein, mg riboflavin, mg niacin, mg vitamin B6, mg iron and mg zinc [3]. The remaining nutrients in opuntia are as follows: g carbohydrates. g dietary : Amritha K.

FERMENTATION CHARACTERISTICS AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA VAR. FUSICAULIS CLADODE SILAGE by The search for appropriate plant species able to grow and to produce in arid areas was of a seriously impairs agricultural production for a period of several months to several years, extending over a large geographical area (WMO.

Opuntia spp. have a high nutritional value, mainly due to their mineral, protein, dietary fiber, and phytochemical contents [21].

Table 1 indicates the chemical composition of some wild and domesticated species (O. ficus-indica). The main constituent of O. ficus-indica cladodes is water (80–95%), followed by carbohydrates (3–7%), fibers (%). NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA.

The fruits of O. ficus-indica contain water (92%), carbohydrates (%), protein (%), minerals (1%) and a moderate amount of vitamins, mainly A and C (Cantwell,and Neri,cited by Pimienta, ). According to these figures, its fruits are high in carbohydrates (% of DM) and moderate in protein content (% of DM), minerals and.

iii FOREWORD The cactus Opuntia has been used in Mexico from pre-Hispanic times, and along with maize (Zea mays) and agave (Agavespp.), played a major role in the agricultural economy of the Aztec recent years there has been increased interest in Opuntia species for the important role they play – and are likely to play – in the success of sustainable agricultural systems in.

9 Nutritive value of the edible part of food 12 Beverages 14 Dairy products 16 Eggs 22 Fats and oils 22 Fish and shellfish 26 Fruits and fruit juices, 28 Grain products 36 Legumes, nuts, and seeds 52 Meat and meat products 56 Mixed dishes and fast foods 60 Poultry and poultry products Genus Opuntia (incl.

Cylindropuntia, Grusonia, and Corynopuntia) English names: prickly pear, cholla, opuntia, choya, cane cactus Spanish names: nopal, tuna, cholla The genus Opuntia is quite large, yet it is still replete with hidden diversity. The more closely botanists study these plants the more species. Opuntia prickly pads are an important source of several nutritional elements like pectin, mucilage and minerals.

Currently there is only information related to young stage pads and precious little relating to the nutritional value of older maturity stage pads. The fresh young pads, also known as cladodes, are. sample A. Crude fiber varied and calorific value only reported in A was kcal/g.

Carbohydrates varied widely between 12 to 92%. All analyzed minerals varied, but Pb and Cd were absent.

From this study, it is evident that the nutritional composition of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) varies in regards to age and season. Opuntia spp. can be problematic in pastures grazed by domestic sheep and goats. The spines can cause bacterial infection in the mouth and intestinal tract, and the seeds can cause rumen impaction.

Devil's-tongue is susceptible to damage by the cactus bug, a cochineal scale, and several species of. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. Several studies have shown interesting properties of prickly pear nutritional and medicinal utilization (see Feugang et al. and references therein). Even though Opuntia is a large genus with many important species in Latin America for centuries, most of this knowledge is based on work performed solely with O.

ficus-indica (ErvinMajure et al. The prickly pear fruit is known as tuna, Indian fig, Christian fig, and tuna de Castilla. Mexico is considered one of the major areas of genetic diversity of Opuntia, and Opuntia ficus-indica is one of the most agro-economically important cactus crop species and is cultivated in arid and semiarid regions of.

Nutritionally, they are a good source of several nutrients ; Calories: 75 kcal; Carbohydrate: g; Fiber: g; Sugar: g; Fat: g; Protein: g; Vitamin C: 28% RDA; Manganese: 28% RDA; Vitamin K1: 28% RDA; Potassium: 11% RDA; Magnesium: 7% RDA; For more on parsnips, see this complete guide to parsnips and their nutritional values.

Opuntia fícus-indica, Opuntia stricta, Tacinga inamoena, adding value, betacyanin: DOI: /ActaHortic Abstract: Several cacti species produce fruits of high nutritional value being source of compounds such as betalains and phenolics that are related to human health.

Several studies have shown the interesting properties of Opuntia spp. (“prickly pears”), although most of this knowledge is based on O.

ficus-indica.O. sulphurea is a species that is largely distributed in the Monte region of Argentina, where it has been used as an edible resource, especially in periods of food shortage. This is the first report evaluating the chemical composition of O. According to the United States Department of Agriculture and based on the amount of daily value (DV) provided in a g serving, the Opuntiaprickly pear fruit has a mod - est content of essential.

Opuntia ficus-indica is a domesticated type of cactus used as a crop plant, but wild species of Opuntia act as food sources too. The fruit of the cactus is also known as prickly pear, cactus pear.

Nutritional Values For Common Foods And Products Daily values are based on calorie diet and lbs (70 kg) body weight. Actual daily nutrient requirements might be different based on your age, gender, level of physical activity, medical history and other factors. Opuntia compressa is an evergreen Perennial growing to m (0ft 8in) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a fast rate.

It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.

Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. The nutritional value of four species of insects consumed in Angola. The quality of the proteins was evaluated by several chemical indices.

The larvae of Usta terpsichore had the greatest potential nutritional value but the other insects were also useful sources of nutrients. Article Metrics Views Opuntia, commonly called prickly pear, is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae.

Prickly pears are also known as tuna (fruit), sabra, nopal (paddle, plural nopales) from the Nahuatl word nōpalli for the pads, or nostle, from the Nahuatl word nōchtli for the fruit; or paddle cactus.

The genus is named for the Ancient Greek city of Opus, where, according to Theophrastus, an edible plant grew. Key Words: Opuntia, food novelty, learning, diet preference, browsing, protein, nitrogen balance, forage digestibility The perceived value of prickly pear (Opuntia sp.) varies depending on geographic location and species.

Most livestock producers in the southwestern United States attempt to control. Wadie I. Najm, in Nutritional and Therapeutic Interventions for Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, Prickly Pear Cactus (Nopal Species) (Opuntia Streptacantha and Fulginosa) Nopal is a large cactus prickly pear native to arid areas of South and North America.

It is traditionally used among Mexicans as a food and medicinally as an anti-inflammatory, laxative, for alcohol hangover, to. halimeda opuntia An abundant, heavily calcified algae that is a major producer of carbonate sand throughout the Caribbean.

It features tight segments of calcified discs that form rather large mounds with several holdfasts anchoring each colony to rocks, sand and hard bottom. "There are two main types of Opuntia: those with spiny fruits, and the spineless type.

Though both of them have similar nutritional value, the spiny type poses a challenge to the farmers," said. Several species of Opuntia, notably 0.

Ficus-indica, Mill., and 0. megacantha, S. D., are extensively grown in tropical and subtropical countries for their fruits, commonly known as tunas, prickly-pears, or Indian figs. Among the aboriginal inhabitants of tropical America, the tuna (using this term in a comprehensive sense) has long been held in high esteem.

Fruits and pads are used as food and fodder. Several medicinal uses enhance the value of this plant. However, the spiny prickly pear can become a noxious weed if not trimmed in time, but one should know that the spineless variety (Opuntia ficus-indica var.

inermis) exists on every continent. Nature provides Fruits with high nutritional value. Cactus(Opuntia,Prcky pear) is one such CAM plant which is of care-free growth,regenerative and of multiple uses. Because Opuntia species. Title: Functional and Nutritional Quality of Protein and Lipid Recovered from Fish Processing by-Products and Underutilized Aquatic Species Using Isoelectric Solubilization / Precipitation VOLUME: 5 ISSUE: 1 Author(s):Curran Kenji Gehring, Mathew Paul Davenport and Jacek Jaczynski Affiliation:Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, Division of Animal and.

nutritional quality); and identify optimal genetic, preharvest, postharvest, and processing practices that maximize quality and nutritional value of fruits and vegetables.

Other interdisciplinary centers focusing on foods for health are being developed at many other universities in.

The Blackfoot tribe used mucilage from Opuntia polyacantha to fix the colors of dyed fabrics. Nearly every region of the lower 48 states has at least one opuntia species that is native. Opuntia fragilis is found in the cooler parts of the Midwest and into Canada.

This is the northern-most-growing cactus species and is hardy down to USDA zone 4a. Species: Opuntia sulphurea G. Don ex Loudon Species: Opuntia taylorii Britton & Rose Species: Opuntia tehuacana S. Arias & U. Guzmán Species: Opuntia tehuantepecana (Bravo) Bravo Species: Opuntia tomentosa Salm-Dyck – Nopal chamacuerito, woollyjoint pricklypear: Species: Opuntia tortispina Engelm.

& J.M. Bigelow Species: Opuntia triacantha. Flores and Aranda () reported that 18 Opuntia species in Mexico were used as forage on the more than 3 million ha of rangeland in northern Mexico, and that ha of cactus were planted by ranchers and small producers with government support. Lopez et al.

() reported the use of 25 species and 12 varieties of Opun. Cactus, flowering plant family comprising genera and nearly 2, species, all of which are native to the New World with one possible exception. Most cacti feature thick photosynthetic stems and leaves that are modified as spines.

Learn more about the members and physical characteristics of the family. The organ-specific accumulation, spatial distribution, and chemical speciation of selenium (Se) were previously unknown for any species of cactus. We investigated Se in Opuntia ficus-indica using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, microfocused x-ray fluorescence elemental and chemical mapping (μXRF), Se K-edge x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) spectroscopy, and liquid.

The Opuntia Species (or at least a few of them): There are several other violet species (Opuntia macrocentra and Opuntia 'Santa Rita') that I have a difficult time telling apart- all make great landscape plants of remarkable ornamental value.

Opuntia macrocentra is the plant featured at. Opuntia macrorhiza is a yellow-flowered species that grows in dry prairies from Kansas and Missouri to Texas. Opuntia imbricata has cylindrical instead of flattened stems, grows as tall as ft (2 m), has red- or purple-colored flowers, and is commonly known as the tree or candelabra cactus.

Opuntia is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae. Currently, only prickly pears (also known as nopal or nopales; see below) are included in this genus of about species distributed throughout most of the Americas. Chollas are now separated into the genus Cylindropuntia, which some still consider a subgenus of cylindropuntia, Corynopuntia and Micropuntia are also often.

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