NeOpuntia description The neopuntia is an extract from the cactus Opuntia ficus-indica (nopal) which has the shape of a tree and is up to 5 meters high, but unlike it is covered with white spines, well planted with a length that varies from one to two centimeters. The leaves of this cactus have the appearance of snowshoes, flattened branches 40 centimeters long, twenty-five wide and about three centimeters thick. At the base of its rackets are the yellow-orange Opuntia ficus-indica flowers. The fruit of Opuntia ficus-indica (Prickly Pear) resembles a fleshy berry of yellow, red or white color depending on the variety and contains a large number of seeds.
Opuntia ficus-indica 'NeOpuntia' cultivation
The Opuntia ficus-indica (nopal) is of Mexican origin, and is now grown in many countries, in Algeria and Morocco, Tunisia and South Africa, Greece and Italy, Israel, Turkey and Portugal. The particularity of this cactus is that it acclimatizes easily to extreme drought conditions, it appreciates hot and sunny climates with drained soil, but preferably with a neutral pH.
Opuntia ficus-indica (nopal) its composition
Opuntia ficus-indica combines dietary fiber with seventeen amino acids including eight essential amino acids. Vitamins and minerals are present in Opuntia ficus-indica with vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and B3, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium, sodium and phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
NeOpuntia and its medicinal properties
Neopuntia is a fat absorber, ideally used to promote the success of slimming diets, it has the ability to capture nearly 28% of ingested fat and therefore limit its assimilation by the body and eliminate it through the channels. natural. Numerous scientific studies corroborate the results of neopuntia, and its positive contribution to the success of overweight programs without side effects. The benefits of neopuntia consist in the regulation of blood lipid parameters, which makes it beneficial for cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disorders and a favorable action on the metabolic syndrome (biological imbalance that can increase the risk of cardiovascular accidents).
Opuntia ficus-indica other uses
This cactus is used in cosmetology in the composition of day cream, and after-sun, but also in anti-stretch mark cream. From these fruits we extract a very common dye, from its mucilage, we obtain an adhesive and of course, it serves as an ornamental plant.
NeOpuntia helps to heal. Captures fat, limits fat assimilation, regulator of lipid parameters, regulates cholesterol, cardiovascular disorders.