Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 10, Issue 1,2012
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Conditioning of nopal cactus (Opuntia spp.) for food and dehydration


Héctor Martín Durán-García 1*, Emilio Jorge González-Galván 2, Ulises Márquez-Pérez 2

Recieved Date: 2011-09-04, Accepted Date: 2012-01-06


Nopal cactus, or simply nopal, has physiological adaptations that enable tolerance to dry environments and its growth in austere conditions. It is used for human and animal consumption as well as in the medical field. Such an application requires the nopal to be dehydrated and pulverized; in order to facilitate the dehydration process, a nopal-chopping machine was developed, which in turn required knowledge of the nopal rheology.


Nopal conditioning, nopal dehydration, nopal rheology, nopal chopping

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 49-51

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