Prickly Pear Puree Spec Sheet

Sourced from the Jiménez family plantation in the San Luis Potosi region in Mexico.  José Luis cultivates the Cardona varietal of prickly pear cactus, locally known as tuna.  Harvest in this region begins in late August and continues through November.  Desired for their purple skin and pinkish-purple flesh, the Cardona has soft seeds and mostly bitter-sweet flavor profile.  The pulp of the prickly pear is sweet and moist with an aroma and flavor similar to a combination of the tastiest tropical and subtropical fruits, strawberry, watermelon, honeydew melon, fig, banana, with a natural tartness similar to a maraschino cherry.

Origin:  San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Flavor Profile

Nose:  Mildly floral, tropical aroma

Flavor:  Tart-sweet nuances of strawberry, watermelon, maraschino cherry, honeydew melon, fig, and banana


Process:  Proprietary minimal whole fruit process, presented in its natural state, capturing the true flavor of the fruit and natural essential oils – preserving peak freshness

Brix: 25

pH: 4.4

Ingredients:  Prickly Pear Fruit, Water

Handling:  Keep Frozen

Packaging:  32oz x 6 – White plastic cylinder with label and screw-on cap with safety seal

Jar Dims:  3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″

Case Dims:  11 1/8″ x 7 7/16″ x 6 3/4″ – 12lbs

Nutrition Label Prickly Pear Puree 32oz