The Buen Provecho Book
Capturing the Spice of Mexico Through Popular Food and Sayings.
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Woman Selling Nopales

Mas Mexicano que el nopal.

Nopal, prickly pear cactus, is the “paddle” cactus tree, as well as the name for the large ping pong- paddle-shaped leaves that grow on the tree, although we often call these nopalitos. The Mexican flag features a nopal, upon which an eagle perches, devouring a snake. This design is also on the Mexican Coat of Arms, and is stamped on Mexican coins, on the side that in the United States is referred to as “tails.”

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