The newest addition to my shopping basket is True Nopal Cactus Water! I discovered this tasty treat in my local health food shop. Truth be told I thought it would taste like aloe vera juice, and I’m not the biggest fan of aloe vera! But I was given a sample to try and thought it was very light and refreshing, and so may have had few more samples before buying a big carton!
So True Nopal Cactus Water is a mix of filtered water, beetroot extract and prickly pear puree. It turns out that prickly pears are a type of ‘opuntia’, which is a part of the cactus family. Not quite the plant-like ingredient I was expecting, but to be honest that’s fine with me! For anyone who has never tried a prickly pear, they are a much sweeter version of a conference pear with a pink inside.
So what do we know about this new company bringing cactus water to the market. True Nopal maintains a faithful commitment to preserving and sustaining our planet – specifically the north american deserts from which True Nopal cactus water was born. Believing the nopal cactus is an irreplaceably nutritious gift from the desert, the company support conservation efforts and long-term strategies for steady, manageable growth. Seeing value in advance planning, rather than risking our picturesque scenery and natural resources within the sonoran, chihuahuan and mohave deserts.
One of the most refreshing drinks I have come across. I usually only ever drink water, as everything else seems to be packed full of sugar. Every now and then I might indulge, but mostly I am looking for something that is more exciting than plain water, but without 80g of sugar per bottle! One serving of True Napol cactus water contains just 4 grams of naturally occurring sugars from the prickly pear. On top of that, cactus water is rich in potassium and electrolytes, and so will leave you feeling refreshed and hydrated. Cactus water has the sweetness of the prickly pear mixed with filtered water, giving a light and crisp drink that is delicious and refreshing. True Nopal Cactus Water can be found in Waitrose, Boots, Ocado and As Nature Intended, so head out and give it a try.