We use cilantro in our home-made Pico de Gallo Salsa. In its early vegetative stage, it is the familiar cilantro whose leaves season Mexican dishes, but when it forms seeds, it is known as coriander. It is said to be beneficial for the digestive system while boosting appetite. The powerful mix of nutrients in the herb increases human immunity, preventing many diseases.
Mexican cuisine relies on chipotle to lend its mild spiciness and earthy flavour. Chipotle peppers are not an individual species of pepper, but rather jalapeño peppers that have been smoked whole over a wood fire for several days. Find this flavour in our Chicken Tinga.
Achiote is a spice and colouring agent extracted from the seeds of the evergreen Bixa orellana shrub. Achiote is an important ingredient in Cochinita Pibil, a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish. Achiote offers antioxidants and has other benefits, compared with artificial food colourings.
We created a very tasty BBQ Chipotle Jackfruit recipe, so why not give it a try? Jackfruit contains some of almost every vitamin and mineral that you need, as well as a decent amount of fibre. What makes Jackfruit unique from other fruits is its protein content and being rich in antioxidants.
Lime juice is an indispensable part of Mexican cuisine. It's used in everything from beverages to soups, salads, fruit and vegetables, meats and desserts. And it's not just the juice; lime zest makes its way into plenty of Mexican recipes as well. Limes are high in vitamin C and antioxidants — both of which may offer health benefits.
The habanero pepper is one of the hottest varieties of chilli peppers. Because of the high concentration of capsaicin, the consumption of habanero peppers can promote several health benefits. You can try this chilli in our Picante Salsa, if you dare!