We want you to learn about Mexico’s endemic foods, but here’s some help to build a vocabulary and pronunciation around the familiar foods.

This pronunciation guide is approximate so that even with minimal Spanish language skills, you’ll be able to sound the words out well enough to be understood! Rolling rrr’ s and other sounds not typical in English have been simplified.

A list of herbs follows the list of fruits and vegetables. If you notice something is missing that you think should be included,  please make suggestions in the comments area, below.


~Buena suerte! (BWENA  SWAIR-tay- “Good luck!”)

Conventional Produce

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Fresh Herbs

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    • Margret says:

      Thanks so much for this comment. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to eat healthy foods in Mexico!

  1. debra says:

    do you know of a soft cover book with a format like the one presented to help learn all indigenous herbs, veggies . fruits. and other foods and cooking techniques. this would be a great help while I study the language. I’m in Northern Baja. Thank you

    • Margret says:

      Hi Debra. I am not aware of any resource in English like this one.. that’s why I created Frutas y Verduras because I had been hunting for that info myself… and digital publishing was far less costly for me to get into than full-color print. Those who do not have an iPad or Android tablet can read this eBook using Chrome browser with the Readium extension added. I hope that helps!

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