As we have discovered, there are many types of succulents, we’ve seen indoor succulents which you can use to decorate your households, and also outdoor succulents misty found in gardens.

We have also discovered that there are some succulents that have great health benefits. Now we want to look deep into these types of succulents and find out which ones are edible.

Below we have listed the 6 edible types of succulents and also stated how you can prepare them for eating.


List of Edible Succulents

Here are the 6 succulents that do double duty as garden decors and nutritious powerhouses.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is everybody’s favourite, it is popular and mostly used to treat acne, rash’s, burns and miner cheapest. Few people know that Aloe Vera is edibleanf it’s health benefits extend much further.

How to eat Aloe Vera: Firstly you must peel away the tough, bitter outer leaf of the Aloe Vera and then blend the inner part into drinks and smoothies. You can as well chop it onto salads or poach slices on water to get rid of its slimy texture.

Heath benefits of Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins B1, B2, B6,C and folic acid which are all very bene to the human body.
Aloe Vera has the ability to relieve constipation, however avoid eating too much of it because it is bad for the kidneys so make sure you eat in moderation.

2. Ferocactus or Barrel Cactus

This type of succulents have large hard spines but they are 100% edible. They have bright red flowers that produc yellow fruit that resemble a pineapple.

How to eat the Barrel Cactus: The plant produces slimy pulp with black edible seeds that can be picked and eaten raw. The taste of it is similar to that if a lemon or kiwi.

Health benefits of Barrel Cactus: These succulents are high in vitamin A and C which are healthy for the body.

3. Dragon Fruit

The dragon Fruit is another type of succulent plant that are edible. These bright pink fruits come from a night blooming cactus commonly known as the queen of the knight.
The taste of the dragon Fruit is mild and similar to that of a lemon.

How to eat the dragon Fruit: Just slice it open and then scoop out the white pulp and ear it raw, or you can add it to shakes and smoothies.

Health Benefits of the Dragon Fruit: The fruit is low in calories and high in finer, proteins, vitamin C and calcium. They help prevent heart diseases.

4. Sea Beans

These are succulents that grow on the salt marshes or sandy beaches

How to eat the sea Beans

These succulents can be eaten raw or fried. They have aflavorr similar to that of asparagus.

Health Benefits of Sea Beans

They are high in protein, calcium, iron and iodine. They have the ability to prevent anaemia.

5. Opuntia

These succulents are popular in the menus of Mexican restaurants as nopales. They are very common in Mexico and have a mild neutral flavour similar to green beans.

How to eat Opuntia

The leaves of opuntia must be booked or grilled to be used in salads and soups. They can also be peeled , sliced and eaten raw or as juices.

Heath Benefits Opuntia

They are high in finer, calcium, vitamins and low in calories.

6. Sunguaro

We mostly see these in movies as desert decorations. The succulent plant which has white flowers blooming at night produce greenish-pink fruit that contains bright red, slightly sweet pulp and small black seeds with a nutty flavour.

How to eat the Sunguaro

You can chop the juicy pulp into salsa or just bake them into biscuits for better taste.

Health Benefits if Sunguaro

They are high in fiber, Vitamin C and B12.