It's tuna season again!

No, not the fish! The cactus! Tuna is the Spanish word for prickly pear, or cactus fruit. They come in two colors, red and green, are full of seeds, and taste something like a melon.

They are also covered in spines. But, with the technique you are about to learn, that won't be a problem at all.

Step 1: What You Need

All you need is two forks and a sharp knife.

Oh, and a fresh, delicious prickly pear.
I just tried one. It was delicious, and VERY much like watermelon. However, each bite contains more seed than flesh, and I found it too much hassle. I suppose there is a reason why they are used more often for juice, which I will try next. I was just happy to try it, though, seeing as you don't see them here in Michigan often. Lol
<p>These cacti are more nutritious and taste better than I'd ever have <br>thought. Made a video recently on how to pick and eat them off the <br>plant. Hope this helps. Enjoy!</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E_5aUbfyjQA" width="500"></iframe></p>
<p>I tried the red one yesterday</p><p>it was nice!!!</p><p>and I collected a lot of seeds for making more of this Cactus</p>
There called tunas
Chuck Norris has no need of your process
If you have a lot of them, they dry very nicely. The ones from the local prickly pear (red) taste a bit like red licorice when dried.
the red ones from Sicily are the best!
Looks good. I always wanted to try one
Oooh! That looks good! Now that I know how to peel it, I'm going to have to see if I can find one to try :D

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