7 Latin American Superfoods We Can’t Get Enough Of

As we build sustainable communities and seek to cultivate a lifestyle that serves our bodies and our minds, the food that is the best for us is the food that is local to where we live and native to our cultures. Latin America and the Caribbean have a bounty of native superfoods that are likely ingredients you are already very familiar with from your own kitchen. It’s easy to enjoy the comida criolla your abuela used to make (guilt-free) when you focus on letting the nutritional value of these ingredients shine through in the dishes.

Papaya – The papaya is the fusion of two or more species of Carica native to Mexico and Central America. Today it is cultivated throughout the tropical world and into the warmest parts of the subtropics. Containing an enzyme called “papain,” papaya helps to cleanse the digestive tract and reduces the conversion of protein to fat. So next time your stomach feels a little sour or you just want a natural way to cleanse your body get yourself some fresh papaya!





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