Prickly Pear

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To ripen fruit, simply store at room temperature until soft. Once ripe, prickly pear can be stored in the refrigerator for approximately one week. However, the pads should be used as soon as possible, as they will begin to dehydrate and shrivel quickly due to their high water content.

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