Alternate Name: Nopal Picado
Prickly pear is a member of the cactus family. It produces a sweet fruit that tastes similar to a melon. Dried prickly pear is used traditionally to combat hangovers, stomach pains, and to fight viral infections. Rehydrate the pieces of prickly pear until they have a leathery consistency, and then eat them as you would other dried fruits.