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Cilantro is a leafy green herb that resembles the Italian or flat-leaf parsley and comes from the coriander plant. This green herb has a distinct taste depending on those who can taste all its flavor compounds. For those that cannot, cilantro can taste metallic or soapy. For those that can taste its flavor compounds, cilantro…

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Cinnamon comes from the dried light brown colored bark of a cinnamon tree and has been used as a spice and medicine for centuries. It is typically used as a spice, but is now increasingly being added to savory dishes. It has a strong aromatic fragrance and a sweet taste. There are two types of…

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Cumin is a small flowering herbaceous plant belonging to the Apiaceae family. It is a small, gray-yellow, oblong shaped seed with vertical ridges on their outer surface that closely resembles the caraway seed in appearance. Cumin seeds are used in the cuisine of many different cultures either whole or in ground form. Ground cumin is a…

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Camu camu is a tropical fruit that can be the size of a large grape or a small nectarine and comes in season from November to May. This fruit can be found in the Amazonian jungle is usually harvested by canoes in the rainforest because it grows during the rainy season when waters are high….

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Cacao is a small brown bean resembling a coffee bean. This bean is often used to make chocolates for its smooth, rich, and decadent taste. This process includes liquefying cacao nibs or seeds without the shell to create chocolate liquor. It is then pressed into powder or bars using a weighted press. Cacao was cultivated over…

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Aji also known as aji amarillo or the “yellow chili pepper” has a fruity, subtle, smoky flavor and a medium heat level. This pepper can grow up to 4 or 5 inches in length and matures to a bright orange. Not only is it available in pepper form, but it is also available in powder…

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A perfect on-the-go snack between meetings, classes, or at the airport.  Sacha inchi seeds are packed with protein and contain tryptophan, a precursor amino acid to the production of serotonin, which helps promote a positive mood.  This satiating snack is packed with antioxidants, too! Serves: 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup cacao nibs 1/4 cup dried pichuberries 1/4…

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Halibut is a very delicious white fish with a great texture. Using tomatoes and capers, you really get a little taste of Sicily. Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil (or canola oil) 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 cup tomato, peeled, seeded, and diced ½ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon…

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Serves: 1 Ingredients 1/3 cup broccoli florets 2 eggs, large 1 once feta cheese 2 sprigs cilantro, chopped Salt & pepper to taste Cooking oil Directions 1) Toss the broccoli florets into an oiled pan over medium heat for 3-5 min; set aside. 2) Crack and whisk two eggs in a mixing bowl, then pour…

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Artichokes are considered a vegetable, but they are part of the sunflower family. They are the bud of the plant’s flower with a bundle of tightly layered leaves, which can be peeled back to reveal the artichoke heart. The artichoke is often associated with Mediterranean countries, but Peru is actually the third largest exporter of artichokes…

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