A genus of a cactus family which you can actually eat?
Yes, prickly pear is a type of cactus the fruits of which are eaten. It has to be peeled carefully so as to remove the spines on the outer covering.
It is used in making candies, alcoholic drinks etc.
The color may vary from green, orange
to a deep red when the fruit matures. A sweet purple-red juice is extracted from this fruit.
Mexico is the largest producer of prickly pears. It is sweet and juicy.