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By: Enrique Gili on Jan. 26, 2011, 6:50 a.m.
Growing cactus

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Cactus pads

Used for healing and ritual purposes, cactus plants hold a respected place in traditional Mexican culture that predates the Spaniards. Fresh nopales (cactus pads) make the medicine go down easy, tasting like a cross between celery and kiwi.