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How to make prickly pear cactus fruit juice for FREE (Health Ranger video)

Monday, November 14, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: cactus fruit, wild foods, health news

Cactus fruit

(NaturalNews) Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) teaches wild foods harvesting in a short video about harvesting nopal cactus fruit and turning it into nutritious, medicinal juice!

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In the video, Mike Adams demonstrates how to harvest prickly pear cactus fruit (without getting stuck by the spines), how to press the juice out of the cactus fruit (using a juice press, see below), and how to mix the final juice with tea to make a delicious wild foods beverage!

To press out the cactus fruit juice, Adams uses a Norwalk Juicer which features a powerful juice press. Because many people don't have a juice press, the alternative way to accomplish the same thing is to blend the cactus fruits in a Vita-Mix blender, pour the slurry into nut milk bags, then squeeze the juice out of the nut milk bags. Nut milk bags are available at the NaturalNews Store: http://store.naturalnews.com

Harvesting tips

Prickly pear cactus fruit juice is almost incandescent purple -- it's a beautiful color made of phyto-pigments that are also powerful medicine. You've often heard to eat all the different colors of fresh foods, right? Well, cactus fruit has some of the most powerful colors you've ever seen in nature, similar to the color intensity of something like spirulina or astaxanthin.

The best part about harvesting cactus fruit is that it's FREE, and it's widely available throughout the world where the climate doesn't get too cold in the winter. You'll find cactus fruits in the South of the USA, Central America, South America, Australia, China, the Middle East and many other regions.

Harvesting tip: Always leave some cactus fruit for the birds. This is one of their important food sources. When harvesting wild foods, never harvest the entire plant, obviously. (Nature isn't a farm operation!)

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Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) is an advocate of wild foods, sustainable living and personal preparedness. He also practices what he preaches, helping out on a farm in Texas and raising chickens and garden veggies while practicing principles of permaculture.

View the video of the Health Ranger's free-range chickens:

And meet the Health Ranger's two donkeys, Jackson and Jennifer:

"Americans need to get back to recognizing and using the food that grows all around them," said Adams. "People drive by FREE food every day on the way to the grocery store, and then they complain about food prices being so high. Maybe the answer is to stop getting all your food indoors and start finding more of it out in nature where it really grows!"

Along those lines, NaturalNews.TV recently launched a course called FREE Food and Medicine which teaches that exact principle:

Watch for more videos and articles on wild foods here at NaturalNews.com.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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