Get grounded in fruits, vegetables & herbs of Mexico
Get this thorough primer of some of Mexico’s most emblematic plant ingredients.
Colorful slideshows and audio pronunciation make this unique resource the very tool you need to navigate Mexico’s fresh food scene.
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.
Slideshows: identify foods easily
Audio: get the pronunciation right.
Taste and texture description.
choose for ripeness & store for freshness.Tips:
Preparation notes, uncomplicated recipes.
Nutrition notes and traditional medicine uses.
Cultural and historical relevance
… and more!
This content-rich ebook contains audio, pop-ups, and other enhancements. Download to a suitable device and use a recommended reading app…
- BEST: iPad, Android or Windows Tablets. *eReaders like Kindle, B+N etc will not work
- Large format smart phone (5in+) Smaller phones are not recommended
- On any PC: Download KOBO desktop app
- Apple computers: use iBooks
RECOMMENDED READING APPS
Install app before downloading the ePub file
This ebook has multiple functions that will only display on specific reading apps . It was designed for iOS (iBooks) and modified for Android & Windows. Kobo is an excellent reader for all uses.
- Kobo Reading App* (free from GooglePlay) serves most devices including iOS, Android, Windows and Desktop. If you have a Mexican IP, the correct version of this app is called Orbile also free on GooglePlay
- iBooks -comes standard on iOS devices (ideal)
- For Desktop/laptop PCs, use Kobo Desktop app.
What readers are saying….
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.
Learn about quelites…
Incredibly, 300+ common greens are used in Mexico – collected by local people, and brought to market. Many are common weeds you may already be familiar with, but hadn’t considered to be edible.
Learn about sustainable milpa farms
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 in Frutas y Verduras.