Another choice is agave nectar, made from a type of cactus that grows in Mexico (yes, tequila fans, that cactus).
It all sounds a bit dramatic, but that cactus feels like something special.
“There is nothing but cattle, cactus, rocks, and steep canyons,” said Bisbee, Ariz., City Council member Ransom Burke.
By early September the sea is warm and the mandarin oranges and cactus fruit have begun to replace the summer crowds.
I do not deny it; but at present I am as easy about it as if they were only cactus plants.
And there were sunsets, and sand, and cactus and mountains, and campers and Fords.
It was your very strength that repelled me, like the spines of the cactus.
"There was a brute of a cactus jammed against my face, too," said Tom.
They fell and scrambled over rocks, and unlucky Fly got into another bunch of cactus.
For hours he walked, heedless of rock or cactus, of rain or direction.
c.1600, from Latin cactus "cardoon," from Greek kaktos, name of a type of prickly plant of Sicily (the Spanish artichoke), perhaps of pre-Hellenic origin. Modern meaning is 18c., because Linnaeus gave the name to a group of plants he thought were related to this but are not.