Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit

Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit
Last year, we had our cabin painted by Esteban, a painter of Hispanic origin.  Esteban stopped by this week, with his entire immediate and extended family in tow.  It was fun to see how much the kids have grown since then.

As they were leaving, they reached in a bag and pulled out these odd-looking fruit and started peeling them, much like we would peel an orange.  I knew they were from a cactus, but I had never tried eating one.  Generously, he gave me one to try.

Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit Cut OpenI am glad I watched him peel it as I would have had no idea how to do it.  Theirs already had the prickly cactus thorns removed.  The video below explains what cactus they come from and how to peel and eat them.  The seedless exterior (about a half inch) did taste good, but I am still unclear about how to navigate all the seeds in the interior.  Frankly, it seems like too much work for so little reward.  Am I missing something here?

Life is an adventure!