The avocado may have originated in southern Mexico but was cultivated from the Rio Grande to central Peru long before the arrival of Europeans;classified in the flowering plant family Lauraceae along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel. Avocado or alligator pear also refers to the fruit, botanically a large berry that contains a single seed.
The Avocado tree is an evergreen tree that attains heights of 40 to 80 feet and has many branches. The leaves are elliptic or oval in shape and 3 to 10 inches long. Flowers are small, greenish, and perfect (has both male and female parts). The avocado fruit may be round, pear shaped, or oblong, and the skin of the fruit may vary in texture and color.
Maca is a plant that grows in central Peru in the high plateaus of the Andes mountains. It has been cultivated as a vegetable crop in Peru for at least 3000 years. Maca is a relative of the radish and has an odor similar to butterscotch. Its root is used to make medicine. In foods, maca is eaten baked or roasted, prepared as a soup, and used for making a fermented drink called maca chicha.
Quinoa is native to the Andes mountains regions of South America and has been a valuable super food since around 3000 BC. It’s said that the Incas referred to quinoa as “chisaya mama,” meaning “mother of all grains.”
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant salvia Hispanic which is related to the mint
This plant grows natively in South America.
Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day.
They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy… in fact, “chia” is the ancient
Mayan word for “strength.”
Despite their ancient history as a dietary staple, only recently did chia seeds become recognized as a modern day super food.
In the past few years, they have exploded in popularity and are now consumed by health
conscious people all over the world.
Strawberry / Peach / Orange / Tamarind / Pineapple / Guava / Dried Prune / Mango Kent /
Blackberry / Blueberry / Crabapple / Apple / Banana / Papaya / Broccoli
DRIED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, BEANS, SALSAS:
Pulping and / or milling dehydration of prunes Peach / Corn / Guava / Mangos / Orange / Pineapple / Tamarind