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- n. A species of prickly pear cactus, Opuntia matudae, native to Central Mexico.
- n. The acidic fruit of this cactus.
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It's a hearty beef and vegetable soup/stew, seasoned with several chiles, and often includes the sour cactus fruit, xoconostle.
One of the firm's innovations is to use solar energy to produce dehydrated xoconostle, which in the Nahuatl indigenous language means "tuna agria" or sour cactus fruit.
The firm uses three of the nine kinds of xoconostle - fruit that is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals - that grow in Mexico.
"The xoconostle has fallen out of use, it's not eaten much anymore," says one of the partners,
In 1990, she started looking for a way to market xoconostle, the sour variety of the nopal cactus fruit that is abundant in this arid part of central Mexico, in the Mezquital valley.