The Tuna (Opuntia ficus indica), also known as Cactus or Nopal, a plant species is very common in the desert areas of our territory, which is often used as an ornamental plant in our gardens. However, the greatest value of this plant is given in the field of health care, and are adjusted from their ancestral times excellent, supported by biomedical research today.
As for their nutritional composition, containing glucose as the main carbohydrate (35%), fructose (29%), fiber and rich in pectin (14.4%). Their protein content is 5.1% and it is also important content of potassium (3.4%) and calcium (2.09%). Within the vitamins had a considerable content of ascorbic acid and trace elements as it has significant concentrations of iron, zinc and manganese. In its phytochemical composition, is rich in substances with antioxidant activity as betalains, phenolic compounds, flavonoids and betacyanin.
It has been shown to have antioxidant activity, lipid lowering, hypoglycemic, gastroprotective, neuroprotective, hepatoprotective and healing.
15 ml after food