Opuntia Ficus-Indica is a large, fast growing cactus that originates from Mexico and Central America, but has naturalised across many countries.
Opuntia are one of the most nutritious and sustainable foods available, with high Calcium and Fibre levels, perfect for Tortoises and other herbivorous species.
Opuntia fruit is a good source of minerals and several types of amino acids (alanine, arginine, and asparagine). Important vitamins include vitamin C (ascorbic acid), E, K, and beta-carotenes. Flavonoids, effective antioxidants, are another important constituent. The betalain pigments are responsible for the colors of the fruit and also have antioxidant properties.
Price is per individual head