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Quelites

 

There are a variety of quelites: sardinella, watercress, or chipilin chepil, goosefoot, dock, mallow, rosemary, purslane, guides and chayote squash, gourd seedlings, amaranth, chaya, epazote, hoja santa, papalo .. . Most of these quelites not cultivated, but grow spontaneously in fields, which are collected by farmers, mainly for household consumption and for sale in local markets. The existence of quelites is intimately linked to how traditional culture in Mesoamerica, where it also planted cornfield beans, squash and Chilli. It has minerals such as calcium and potassium, which are involved in the formation of bones and teeth and are essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates and for muscle contraction, and iron, which is used for the formation of red blood cells. In addition to these nutrients quelites are also a good source of fiber. We invite you to enjoy these herbs typically Mexican. Will enrich your dishes, your nutrition and help to preserve cultural and biological diversity in your country.