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Widely used in gardens as an ornamental plant and hedge, ora-pro-nobis is increasingly present in nutrition and gastronomy . With a high protein content , the plant has even been called the “steak of the poor”. Nutritionists confirm its benefits and versatility, but recommend that it be used as a supplement to the diet and not as the only protein source.
The plant is originally from the American continent and its scientific name is Pereskia aculeata.