A few weeks ago I stumbled across a neat little pamphlet put out by SAGARPA, Mexico’s agriculture ministry. Transparency around food isn’t exactly common here, so I was surprised to see a neat, organized chart listing the seasonal availability of some of Mexico’s most popular ingredients.
I checked out the accompanying website when I got home, and it’s worth visiting if you’re curious about Mexican ingredients and their benefits. The page, México Produce, offers seasonal calendars for common Mexican fruit, vegetables and seafood, and it gives nutritional facts about each item. It’s in Spanish, but if you don’t speak Spanish maybe Google Translate could help.
Here’s one of the charts I found so useful:
Happy market shopping!
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Mija is Lesley Téllez, a food writer and culinary guide in New York City. I spent four years in Mexico's Distrito Federal, which launched my deep love for Mexican food and culture. In 2010 I co-founded the tourism company Eat Mexico.
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