Are cactus pads poisonous?

No, cactus spines are not poisonous. However, some cactus spines can be dangerous (for example Cholla or hairlike spines), if they get deep into tissues, and might cause bruising, bleeding and even dying tissues. Are all cactus pads edible? Depending on the particular cactus species, you may be able to safely eat the pads (the …

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