Road Side Bush Tucker – The Prickly Pear

Just outside of Goondiwindi, Prickly Pear everywhere is a great opportunity for a quick video about the prickly little fruit.

Cactus fruit grows on the edges of the flat pads of the cactus, and are pear-shaped. They can range in color from green (less sweet) to red (very sweet) and orange shades in between.

The fruit has hard seed that cannot be chewed but is safe to swallow or spit out. The fruit has a heck of a defence system, you need to be careful to avoid when peeling back the outer skin.

They are covered in little hair-like splinters that can stick into your skin and are very painful and very hard to see. When picking a prickly pear cactus fruit, you must protect your hands.


Check out the Road Chef 12 volt oven from JTS

Cook your meals on the road then pull up when you are ready for a feed. Roasts, pre-made meals, breakfast or pies.


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