Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) Contains Riboflavin (B2)

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Nopal cactus (prickly pear) contains riboflavin (vitamin B2) that is a water-soluble vitamin. It stimulates the body's energy metabolism and a number of other compounds' biosynthesis through its coenzyme forms(1*) such as flavin adenine mononucleotide (FMN) and FAD or flavin adenine dinucleotide(2*). The vitamin, riboflavin is needed for the support and activation of vitamins K, B6, niacin, and folate(3*). If you are deficient in riboflavin you may experience itching/burning eyes, photophobia, swollen purplish tongue, cheilosis (cracking of the lips), angular stomatitis (cracking of the mouth's corners) and dry, scaly skin(4*), (5*).

Sources Of Riboflavin (B2)

Broccoli, Dairy (Cheese and Milk), Eggs, Meats (Beef, Chicken, Fish), Spinach and Nopal Cactus (Prickly Pear) from Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Riboflavin (B2)
(2) Medline Plus: Riboflavin (B2)

(3) How Stuff Works: Vitamin B2
(4) Dietitians of Canada: Vitamin B2 Riboflavin (B2)
(5) University of Utah: Vitamin B2
(6) Fit Day: 7 Foods Rich in Vitamin B2