- Cacao – Used for trading as money at times. The Mayans were believed to be the fist to roast cacao seeds to make chocolate!! WOW, THANK YOU! :) They consumed it in beverage form for medicinal purposes and in religious ceremonies. the chocolate was generally consumed cold without the additions we love today. Below are cacao seeds we saw in Chiapas!
- Corn / Maize a staple food! The Mayans invented tortillas and tamales, thank heaven for the Mayans! In the summer corn (elotes) is enjoyed fire roasted with fresh squeezed lime and chili, ooooh my word is it irresistible, we look forward to it and get so excited! In fact, we once tried each stand (over a period of time) and this woman is our favorite!! :)
- Chili Peppers
- Avocados - In fact the Mayans invented GUACAMOLE! Yes, truly we have a lot to thank the Mayans for!
- Tomatoes, Breadnut (Breadfruit), Guavas, Papayas, Apples, Pumpkins / Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Pinto, Red & Black Beans, Yucca, Jicama, Vanilla Beans
- Guanabana (Soursop)
- Sour Orange
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