Monthly Archives: April 2010

Arbol de Marango/The Moringa Tree/ Moringa Oleifera

Moringa: The naturalized tree in Central America. . For centuries indigenous people in northern India and many parts of Africa have known the many benefits of Moringa oleifera. Its uses are as unique as the many names it is known … Continue reading

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Chipilin/Longbeak Rattlebox/Crotalaria longirostrata

Chipilín is native to El Salvador and is a staple in the Salvadoran diet and popular among Guatemalans and people from southern Mexico. This green leafy vegetable is not cultivated on an agricultural scale; it’s something you might find at … Continue reading

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Loroco/Loro Bud/Fernaldia Pandurata

Loroco is a popular edible flower of Central America and southern Mexico,  and was called Quilite, which in the indigenous language means “Edible herb”. The name “loroco” is used throughout Mesoamerica to identify her original name. The flowers are harvested … Continue reading

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