Prickly Pears Of Santorini

In Santorini, grows one more type of fruit that is special and very nutritious, the prickly pears. Its unique form requires caution while collecting and cleaning it, since it has a prickly cortex that covers the fruit’s edible flesh. It’s one of few plants of which the fruit but also the flowers as well as the whole plant, have therapeutic attributes against diseases such as inflammatory abscesses, phlebitis, saccharoid diabetes, malaria, lung diseases, etc. This way, prickly pears belong to the super foods family that boost the body’s immune system while they are enjoyed as a local summer fruit.

Article by John Makrynoris

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