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  • "As a matter of fact, in the Southwest the Mexican and Indian population resort to the Nopal (that is, the flat-jointed sort of Opuntia) not only for the tuna fruit, as described in a previous chapter, but also for the succulent flesh of the stem, which may be made to do duty as a vegetable."

    -from Useful Wild Plants Of The United States And Canada by Charles Francis Saunders

    November 20, 2009