I’ve seen Jeju speciality prickly pear flavoured chocolates often enough, and know that you can get various other products based on prickly pear, but it’s still a surprise to see fields of the plant. The photo below was taken near Jeju’s west coast and there are plenty of fields just like this.
I don’t know how you harvest the plant; you must need some robust protective gear.
Did you know you can eat them straight from the cactus? It’s not without its dangers and it turns your tongue red, but they’re perfectly palatable
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