Nopales de Milpa Alta are all over the world

Published Aug 1, 2020

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According to data from Goula (specialists in the food industry), Milpa Alta is one of the largest producers of nopales in Mexico and in the world. About 80% of the annual production in our country comes from the Milpa Alta delegation. Production occurs in an area of 68,500 hectares, where between 90 and 120 tons are produced annually. In Milpa Alta only nopales are produced, prickly pears as such are not a market that they use a lot.

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According to the investigation of the portal according to numbers of the Agri-Food and Fisheries Food Service, in 2018 the annual production of cactus plants was 853 thousand tons. And according to the Agri-Food Atlas, of the aforementioned organization, in 2019 the country that was exported the most was the United States with (51 thousand 598 tons). After consumption, they are followed by South Korea, Belgium, Japan, the Czech Republic, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The general production in the delegation was so great that the Nopal Verdura Collection Center had to be built, which since 2001 works so that local ...
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