Xoconostle is the fruit of a cactus similar to the prickly pear. Even though tunas (pricly pear) and xoconostles look similar, they taste differently. Tunas are sweet and xoconostles are sour. Tunas are eaten as dessert or snacks and xoconostles are mainly used for salsas, though they can also be found in the form of candy and even syrup.
Salsas and Sauces