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NOPAL (cactus)
We carry two varieties: “Nopal de Castilla” and “Nopal Verdulero”.

DE CASTILLA:
It has a distinctive sour flavor. Its deep green color and its soft
thorns make it a favorite.  This type of nopal is available year round because it is a native of the warm, Tamaulipas regions.

VERDULERO CACTUS :
This type is grown in cool climate regions such as D.F. and Puebla.  It is also green in appearance, but its thorns are rough and big.  It has a non-sour/mild flavor.

YEAR AROUND, WE CARRY THESE TWO VARIETIES IN TWO PRESENTATIONS:
- Bulk Nopal (non-separated from main stem) 45 lb. Box
- Pre-cut Nopal  (separated from main plant)  Box with 24/1 lb. packages

PROPERTIES:
The cactus (nopal) is rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, vitamin C, and fiber.  Its medicinal uses are various.  People have used cactus to treat symptoms associated to colds, burns, bladder inflamations-to name a few. Close to 100 different cactus types, of the 2,000 that belong to the cacti family, receive the generic name of “nopales”.The succulent and flat stems (pencas) have the shape of a racquet and exhibit strong and smooth thorns. The “nopales” store great amounts of nutritional juices.  The cactus’s flowers come in an array of colors such as red, pink, yellow, orange or green.

 

JICAMA

Our Jicamas are of the highest quality in the market.  We strictly follow the exportation standards such as freshness and size.  We have this product available all year round; therefore, we offer you the best competitive prices.

PRESENTATION:
- 40 lbs. Box (plastic/paper)


JAMAICA

Year round, we offer this product to our clients.  Jamaica’s flowers display a vibrant color and produce a high quality juice concentrate.

PRESENTATION:
- Box with 24/ 8oz. Packages.

JAMAICA FLOWER:  

Medicinal properties: The medicinal and nutritional properties of these flowers have contributed to their great acceptation in many places around the world.  Many people drink it as a cold beverage or as tea.

The juice concentrate of this product is utilized to aide in the treatment of parasites, as a diuretic and as a mild laxative.  It also contibutes to the optimum digestive and renal processes.  It is also recognized as a product that aids weight control and to reduce cholesterol levels.


 

DRY "MANZANILLA" (Chamomile)

We offer a high quality product year round.

PRESENTATION:
- Box with 100 bundles.

PROPERTIES:

This tea is widely used to calm and relax the nervous system.  It acts as a mild sedative.  Its substances provide relief to the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.  Another common use of this plant is linked to the treatment of digestive tract symptoms such as indigestion and gas.  “Manzanilla” is a plant that also possesses antibacterial, antiseptic, and fungicidal properties.  It is known to inhibit the propagation of bacteria such as  ESTAPHILOCOCOS AND STREPTOCOCCUS.


SUGAR CANE

This is a seasonal product.  It is available from October to December.  It is offered to our clients already peeled and ready to be used in the preparation of a savory punch, or to be eaten as fresh fruit.  Its texture is totally smooth, and its flavor is of an exquisite sweetness.


PRESENTATION:
- Box with 24/1lb packages.


CORN HUNKS

This quality product, “Concha de Primera” has been recognized everywhere.  We carry this product year round.

TWO PRESENTATION:
- Sack with 50/ 7 oz. Pkgs.
- Sack with 22/ 1 lb. Pkga


FRESH "CHILE PIQUIN"

This is a one of a kind product due to the fact that it is not easy to produce.  We pride ourselves in making this “chile” available to the public every day of the year! Its quality is superior, and because it grows in the wild, it can be consumed as often as desired because it does not irritate the stomach.  Its flavor is unique!

PRESENTATION:
- Bulk/10 lb. Box
- Tray/box with 20/3.5 oz. Trays


TUNAS

This produce is available only during the months of July through November.  We carry the red and green varieties. Its quality is outstanding and complies with all the exportation regulations.


PRESENTATION:
- 100 pieces in each Box

 
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