TUNO CANARIAS Red Prickly Pear HIGO TINTO, a source of Ancestral Health
A hidden treasure with infinite properties
The Canarian Red Prickly Pear HIGO TINTO is a fruit rich in many nutrients, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. This makes it a wonderful and healthy addition to your diet for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Its low cholesterol and saturated fat content makes it a suitable choice for many people around the world suffering from glucose control, body control, heart disease and other ailments.
It is high in mucilage; fibre.
Provides numerous nutrients
Promotes normal intestinal transit
Harvested by hand under the volcanoes of the Canary Islands.
King of fruits in Vitamins and Minerals - A Prodigious Fruit
Canarian prickly pear have been used for centuries as foodresources and in traditional folk medicine for their nutritional properties andtheir benefit in chronic diseases, particularly diabetes, obesity,cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. These plants used as a nutritional andpharmaceutical agent in various dietary and value-added products, exhibitbeneficial properties mainly resulting from their high content in antioxidants(flavonoids, ascorbate), pigments (carotenoids, betalains), and phenolic acids.Other phytochemical components (biopeptides, soluble fibers) have beencharacterized and contribute to the medicinal properties of Canarian prickly pear.
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Improve your life in a delicious way, using our Canarian prickly pear from the Canary Islands as a topping over yogurts, puddings, porridge or salads.
Enjoy it instantly by adding a spoonful in milk, juice or your favourite yogurt. You can use it with cereals, yogurts, desserts (ice-creams, cakes, custards), drinks (cocktails, smoothies, teas and infusions), cheese and in endless dishes.
We can use the dehydrated Canarian Prickly Pear powder in sauces like guacamole, hummus or yogurt sauce.
Mix it with salt, pepper or aromatic herbs to make Prickly Pear pepper or other personalised mixtures to your own taste. Sprinkle it on stir-fried vegetables, whilst cooking or once cooked. Use it in baking, such as buns, muffins, biscuits or sponges. Add it to the water of the artichokes to add an extra flavour. Add the Prickly Pear powder to your favourite tea. Sprinkle the Prickly Pear powder over toast with avocado, salt and pepper. Try out new ways of using, you will surely discover new ways of how to enjoy it. Use it as another ingredient by adding it to body care home-made products, such as bathing teas, balms, body exfoliators, face masks or soaps.
Dehydrated at a low temperature. This manufacturing process allows the ingredients to keep all the nutritional values. The Canarian prickly pear is one of the best sources of betalains that exists in the vegetable kingdom.
Betalains have proved to improve circulation and sport performance in research.
Organic. The properties of the Canarian Prickly Pear (Opuntia Dillenii) are noticeable. The Canarian Prickly Pear has incredible benefits according to research done worldwide; you can read them in this link: ‘TUNOCANARIAS.com’
Award granted by ICEX through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Bellavita at the IBÉRICA fair October 2021.
News published on Foods and Wine from Spain website: NOV 19 2021 "Red Prickly Pear from the Canary Islands, Best Spanish Product at Bellavita Expo in London".
On the 26th of October 2021, our small but giant "HIGO TINTO" has received the highest possible award at the London fair for "BEST SPANISH PRODUCT AT THE IBERIAN FAIR IN LONDON 2021" competing with great brands from Spain.
NOTE: Award granted by ICEX through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Bellavita at IBÉRICA in London October 2021 with awards dedicated to recognising authentic Italian and Spanish food and drink in the UK.
Over 3000 products, 30 judges (buyers, importers, chefs, sommeliers, retailers and F&B experts) scored the nominated products according to 6 criteria: taste, history, packaging and branding, relevance to the local market, innovation and sustainability.
We are proud and feel rewarded for the titanic work of this family for almost two years since we started in the middle of the pandemic. An adventure that not only brings flavour and food, but also health to people, which makes this award a double reward. Thanks to @proexa @icex_ for the opportunity they gave us to show that with hard work DREAMS COME TRUE!
The Canary Island Red Prickly Pear is harvested in the ravines and slopes under the volcanoes of the Canary Islands.
The Canary Island Fig Tuno HIGO TINTO (Opuntia Dillenii) grows on the leaves of the Nopales cactus brought to the Canary Islands centuries ago from the Americas where it has been a staple food for thousands of years. A hidden treasure of the Islands Rich in Fibre, Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium Iron and Zinc it has been used in Canarian folk MEDICINE and by indigenous American peoples for hundreds of years.
It is not the normal white or red Pico Fig known as prickly pear, this is a different variety, intense red and somewhat sour but tasty and impressive to the palate, with large spikes and thin skin also called penca bruja or tuno indio and that lives in desert environments of ravines and slopes under the volcanoes of the Canary Islands enclosing in its interior amazing properties many of which are still to be discovered.
Canary Island Red Prickly Pear is one of the largest sources of betalains in the plant kingdom. Betalains have been shown in studies to improve circulation and sports performance. It also contains TAURINE which enhances reproductive life.
INGREDIENTS: HIGO TINTO (Opuntia Dillenii) dehydrated at low temperature and fibre, NO MORE, NO LESS!
Nutritional Value per 100g: Vit B1 3mg 272% RDA Vit B2 3,5mg 250% RDA Vit B3 2,5mg 15% RDA Vit B6 0,5mg 35,5% RDA Vit B9 30 µg 15% RDA Vit C 180 mg 225% RDA, Potassium 945mg 47% RDA, Calcium 390mg 48% RDA Phosphorus 120mg 17% RDA, Magnesium 123mg 32% RDA Iron 4,3mg 30% RDA, Zinc 4,7 47% RDA Copper 1mg 104% RDA, Manganese 3,9mg 196% RDA Chromium 0,03 µg 180 RDA.