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Lucuma - Gold of the Incas

Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit regarded as a symbol of fertility and creation by ancient civilizations of South America. Referred to as "Gold of the Incas" it was used quite extensively in the Incan Empire. In traditional South American medicine, Lucuma was recognized for…

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Chia - The Tiny Super Seed

Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) is a plant belonging to the mint family which is grown for its tiny seeds. Although the popularity of Chia has peaked in recent years, it has long been revered in ancient Aztec culture due to the wealth of nutrients it contains. Aztec…

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Quinoa - "Mother of All Grains"

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is a protein-packed pseudo-grain cultivated by Andean indigenous peoples for over 5,000 years ago. Referred to as "mother of all grains" and held sacred by the Incas, it is said that the first seeds of the Quinoa planting…

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Nopal - Nutritious Prickly Pear

Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) is the Mexican-Spanish name given to an edible cactus known as Prickly Pear. The fleshy Nopal stems called "paddles" and "tuna" have been consumed by indigenous populations in many parts of Central America and Mexico for thousands…

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Ginger - Warm, Aromatic & Healthy

Ginger is a popular ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. An aromatic pungent spice, it is commonly used to make tea, ginger ale, and baked favorites like ginger bread and ginger snaps. Dried or crystallized ginger can be used for sweets and confectionery.…