GET GROUNDED IN FRUITS, VEGETABLES & HERBS OF MEXICO.

Discover fresh, sustainable, local plant foods. Enjoy the naturally organic foods of the people.

 amaranth green quelite

 

 

 

Frutas y Verduras 

A Fresh Food Lover’s Guide to Mexico

50+ regional plant foods.
A resource for cooks, travellers and eaters alike. 
Download the eBook by clicking on the button below:
 
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But Mexican food…it’s meaty, right?

You’d be surprised how vegetarian, even vegan-friendly Mexican food can be. Fact is, Mexico is the 4th most biodiverse country in the world and the fruits, vegetables and herbs make each region’s cuisine unique. 

Edible plants and fruits that were the foundation of the preHispanic diet, remain a major part of the indigenous diet, deeply woven into the culture and culinary heritage.

This English-language resource will help you navigate 50+ fascinating plant foods essential to Mexico’s cuisine.

Fruit Vendor outside Mercado San Juan Mexico City

Your Food Choices Matter

Indigenous communities, the guardians of native plant ingredients.

MEXICO’S INDIGENOUS POOR DEPEND ON THE FRUITS OF THE EARTH FOR THEIR OWN ECONOMIC AND PHYSICAL SUSTENANCE.

 

It may surprise you that the same foods that were the foundation of the Pre-Hispanic diet continue to be sustainable and affordable staple foods for a large segment of Mexico’s population.

As modern habits and industrial farming offered more attractive options to the upper classes, many of these indigenous foods became less appealing… associated with poverty. Ironically, now, through the work of high-profile chefs, led by Enrique Olvera and Ricardo Muñoz Zurita in particular,  native plants of Mexico are now in the spotlight.

Frutas y Verduras offers you valuable knowledge to assist you in incorporating these special regional plant foods  into your own daily diet.

Choose plant foods that are part of Mexico’s history and heritage.

 

Discover wild plants called quelites 

Incredibly, 300+ common greens are used in Mexico – collected by local people, and brought to market. Many are common weeds you may have seen, but didn’t know were edible. 

Learn about quelites in Frutas y Verduras.

 

Understand Regional Agriculture

The milpa is a sustainable, compact and highly efficient system where squash, corn, beans and edible companion plants are grown….

Learn about plants of the milpa farms in Frutas y Verduras.

What readers are saying….

13 comments

    • Margret says:

      Hi Mirela
      Thank you – did you need help with the download, or have any questions that I can help you with? If so, please go to my Contact page and send me a note there. Thanks!

  1. Kathy Mazzetti says:

    How do I order this and pay? I’d love to be able to use it! Thank you for the beautiful and important work.

    • Margret says:

      Hi Kathy
      Thanks for your kind comment! To buy the book, just select the payment category (price) that suits you and click on the button that says “Choose your price”. This will take you to PayPal where you can complete the purchase using your PayPal balance or credit card. Once that’s complete, your browser will immediately go to a page that contains the download link. The link will also be inside the Purchase Confirmation that will be emailed to you. (check Spam/ Trash folders if not in your inBox).
      Happy New Year!

    • Margret says:

      Hi Kathy – I am sorry – I thought I replied to this a long time ago. To order and pay, just choose the price option that feels most suited to your situation, click on the buy button and then click on the same button again (it becomes “go to cart”). You can pay then using a Paypal account, which you can set up to draw from your credit card.

  2. Dottie Bellinger says:

    I bought your book but missed the part about needing to download kobo if I’m in Mexico. How do I download the book again now that i have kobo?

    • Margret says:

      Hi Dottie
      Thanks for buying Frutas y Verduras! When you made your payment you’d have received a purchase confirmation email. In that email, there is a download link. If you continue to have problems, just reply to that purchase confirmation email and I will be able to help you directly.

  3. SUSAN GROOMS says:

    I JUST WENT THUR WHAT WAS OFFERED & GOT FOOD ENLIGHTENED… DO YOU HAVE THIS in PAPER FORM ??? I WANT ONE if you do…… THANK YOU for this special info……amalin

    • Margret says:

      Hi. I’m sorry – Frutas y Verduras is only available as an eBook. A printed book like this would require color images for every page and that is expensive. A printed book of this kind would cost over $40 USD. Plus, the eBook contains audio for pronunciation which is a really valuable bonus.

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