Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear
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Prickly Pear Aseptic Fruit Puree

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Our ruby red prickly pear puree will captivate your taste buds with its delightful sweetness. Some have described this mouthwatering prickly pear cactus puree as similar to melon or kiwi with a hint of bubblegum. Create eye-catching products with its beautiful crimson and deep magenta color. Use prickly pear puree for cocktails, craft beers, ciders, kombuchas, seltzers, ice cream, and more!


Experience Our Bold, Strong Prickly Pear Puree

The red prickly pear is a unique fruit grown in arid and semi-arid regions. It’s native to the southern United States, Mexico, and parts of South America, and is also a popular staple in the Mediterranean. The pads of the cactus are commonly eaten, but it’s the fruit that grows on the borders of the pads that’s so famously delightfully refreshing.  

The red varieties used to make our prickly pear puree are the sweetest and have been described as tasting like strawberries, watermelon, and kiwi with a hint of bubble gum. While the red prickly pear has a distinct flavor, it’s also versatile enough to combine with other fruits and herbs to create an unlimited palate of flavor options. 

The red prickly pear’s color, which ranges from crimson to a deep magenta, makes it a favorite for food and beverage production. As the saying goes, consumers “buy with their eyes,” and the prickly pear offers a tantalizing option by perfectly intertwining gorgeous color and refreshing flavor. 

Prickly Pear Puree Specifications

  • Scientific Name: Opuntia
  • Otherwise Known As: Cactus Pear, Mission Cactus, Cactus Apple, Tuna Fruit 
  • Flavor Profile: Notes of watermelon, strawberry, kiwi, dragon fruit, and bubble gum
  • Pulp Color: Deep red to deep magenta
  • Shelf Life: Unopened, our prickly pear cactus puree maintains its quality and freshness for up to 18 months past the date of manufacture. It should be stored away from direct sunlight and below 77° F. After opening, you can refrigerate your puree for up to 10 days or freeze it for the remainder of its shelf life.

Ingredients: Red prickly pear puree, ascorbic acid, citric acid

Beverage Uses: 

  • Homebrewing
  • Microbrewing
  • Nanobrewing
  • Craft Brewing
  • Fruited Beers
  • Fruited Sours
  • Cocktails
  • Juices
  • Seltzers
  • Ciders
  • Kombucha
  • Mead
  • Tea

Food Uses: 

  • Baking Pastries
  • Ice Cream
  • Gelato
  • Sorbet
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Yogurt
  • Sauces
  • Jams

Shop 100% Natural Fruit Purees

If you’ve been wondering where to buy prickly pear, look no further! We proudly offer the best of the best made with real-sun-ripened prickly pears picked in their prime. All of our fruit purees are pasteurized, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO, vegan, and free of common allergens. And, because we use high-barrier, shelf-stable aseptic packaging, your puree will stay fresh and store easily. 

Are you pre-peared to experience the pear-fect puree? Order with confidence, knowing our quality is consistent, our prices are highly competitive, and our customer service is second to none. If you have any questions, get in touch! Explore our fruit puree for drinks, and find your new secret ingredients today!



What types of fruit pair well with prickly pear?

What will you pick to pair with your prickly pear? The possibilities are endless!

Mix prickly pear cactus puree with pink guava puree, passion fruit puree, pineapple puree, or mango puree for a tropical summer blend. Pair prickly pear with strawberry puree or raspberry puree to bring some berry goodness and accentuate the gorgeous red color. Try mixing it with orange puree, lime puree, or lemon puree for a citric twist. 

Red prickly pear can also be paired with hibiscus or cucumber for refreshing aguas frescas, paletas, and other thirst-quenching products.

How can I use prickly pear puree for cocktails?

You can use prickly pear as a cocktail mixer to add a unique twist to classic summertime cocktails, like margaritas and mojitos. Feel free to get more creative with it, too! Prickly pair can add complex flavors to bourbon cocktails, and prickly pear puree also works great with other spirits that work well with fruity flavors, like vodka, tequila, gin, and rum. You could even use it alongside coconut puree as a base for a vacation-ready daiquiri.

Can I buy fruit purees in bulk quantities?

Absolutely! Many large breweries turn to us when they’re searching for where to buy fruit puree in bulk. In fact, we have a fantastic wholesale fruit program that gives you access to plenty of perks besides volume and shipping discounts. You’ll enjoy free samples, tax exemption, referral bonuses, and more. If you need to have a guaranteed supply of purees on hand at all times, we’ll be happy to create a custom fruit contract that works just like a hops contract. Sign up now!

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Mike S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Good quality, good price

Claimed to be 44-lb bag, I weighed on my bathroom scale with and without and think it’s closer to 42. The variety is ruby red made in Mexico. The advertisement looks more like the kind that grows around me in California, but the quality is still good. The price is also better than the other distributor I was using previously

Rylee C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Wonderful Customer Service

Customer service reached out too me about a delayed package before I even noticed myself. Thank you so much for your vigilance and dedication!

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