Cactus Pear Program


Erem believes we should look to ecosystems thriving in hot and resource-scarce conditions for solutions to our planet's most pressing, climate-driven challenges. That's why we're inspired by the innovative potential of the cactus pear. We've committed to using proceeds from every product we sell to plant 1 million of these carbon- capturing, water-saving plants.

Capture Carbon

Cactus Pear sequester 400 lbs of CO2 per cactus, per year. One million of these incredible plants will remove the carbon equivalent of 40,000 cars from the road every year.

Tackle Food Scarcity

Cactus Pear plants produce an abundance of delicious fruit and pads that we can use to feed those who are hungry and most in need of this nutrition.

Save Water

The Cactus Pear thrives on a fraction of the water needed by other plants. This means that we can grow fruit and capture carbon while conserving valuable water and saving our rivers.

By The Numbers


Cactus Pear plants planted in the ground by Erem (so far)


Funded to underwrite
the first farm


Lbs of CO2 that 1M Cactus Pear will capture annually


Cactus Pear efficiency
compared to an orange tree

A Cactus Pear Hero

Cheri Romanoski, a Tucson native, combined her extensive knowledge and lifelong appreciation for the Arizona desert surroundings and turned them into a thriving business that allows people all over the world to experience the distinctive flavors of cactus pear.

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