Cactus is a native plant of Central and South America, and it was quite surprisingly to find it in Eastern Australia.


Cactus pads feature moderate amounts of vitamin A and vitamin-C. They can be eaten raw in salads, soups, stews, juices, and cooked as a vegetable.


Nopals are thick, oval, flat, modified stems of cactus plant, eaten as a vegetable. They are very low in calories. The juice extracted has immune booster and anti inflammatory properties.


Seen at: Noosa National Park, QLD, Australia. 

For your safety, please approach any kind of foraging activity just with professional experts!