Dear Barbara: We have some prickly pear cacti starting to come up and I wondered how can we prepare it? I’ve never eaten one before but I hear they are very good. — Debbie from Lockeford
Dear Debbie: That’s a great question to ask an Indiana transplant that moved to California! But I was glad you asked because I could learn about something new, and that’s a good thing. I did learn that they are native to Mexico, Central and South America, the Mediterranean countries and southern Africa. The cacti are slowly gaining in popularity in the United States.