Prickly pear which is known to be a low calorie fruit contains a number of micronutrients which are good for health. The calorie content in a prickly pear may vary based on its form. You may consume prickly pear in its raw form which is the most popular prickly pear form or even have it in its juiced form. However whichever form you consume prickly pear in, it offers a low calorie content and most of its calories are obtained from carbohydrate.
One cup of raw prickly pear weighing around 149 grams contains around 61.1 calories. Out of these 61.1 calories as many as 51.1 calories come from carbohydrate, 6.4 calories come from fat and 3.7 calories are obtained from proteins. The total carbohydrate content in an equal serving of raw prickly pear is 14.3 grams out of which 5.4 grams is dietary fiber content.
A medium sized raw prickly pear which weighs around 103 grams contains around 40 calories out of which 5 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal sized raw prickly pear fruit is 0.5 gram, total carbohydrate content in it is 10 grams, dietary fiber content is 4 grams, sugar content is 1 gram, protein content is also 1 gram and sodium content in it is 5 mg.
Prickly pear cactus juice freezie mix is a popular pricky pear juice option. One cup of prickly pear juice contains around 100 calories. It has a total carbohydrate content of 27 grams and total sugar content of 25 grams. You may also go for a standard prickly pear juice; the calorie content in it is different from the juice form mentioned above.
Prickly pear, whether it is in its raw whole form or juiced form, also contains some amount of various essential vitamins and minerals which are required for the proper functioning of different body parts.