Los 8 ingredientes secos que no pueden faltar en una cocina mexicana

The 8 dry ingredients that cannot be missing in a Mexican kitchen

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We know that there are basic ingredients of our gastronomy that yes or yes should be in your pantry, but it is always good to have options that do not require refrigeration and that you can cook easily, in addition to adding a lot of flavor to your dishes.

We tell you what are the eight ingredients that will be your best allies in the kitchen and what are some of their properties.


This vegetable rich in protein is such a versatile food that it can be made from main dishes and casserole accompaniments to desserts; In addition, they are low in calories, and contain the necessary carbohydrates to give our body energy.

They also contain antioxidants, fiber and help prevent and fight different diseases. And who doesn't like to accompany stews with refried frijolitos or even some delicious enfrijoladas?


These ancient fruits (yes, they are fruits!), are an essential element in the gastronomy of our country; They say that there is nothing more Mexican than chili.
Whether it is used for sauces, to marinate, stew, marinate, or even a main ingredient in a dish – who has not tasted or even cooked chili capons, pozole , mole, among many others.

It should also be noted that chili peppers contain high amounts of vitamin C, which helps prevent respiratory diseases.


It is used in dressings, in mole, in bread, in many dishes of our traditional cuisine, but do you know the properties of sesame ?
Not only is it an aphrodisiac, since it increases the level of estrogen and energy in our body, but it also contains fiber, omega 3 and omega 6 and so much calcium that two tablespoons of
this they contain more than a cup of cow's milk can contain, and so much iron that it contains the equivalent of a steak.

Jamaica flower

Like many plants, the rose flower contains many vitamins, minerals and various therapeutic and medicinal properties; It contains antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and is rich in iron and calcium, and has a quality that not many ingredients have: it is anti-hypertensive, which means that it protects us from cardiovascular diseases. Its main source of vitamin is the flower itself, so in addition to consuming the traditional jamaica water, do not throw away the plants and prepare some jamaica taquitos to make the most of it. You can find a great and simple recipe on our blog.


These can be fruits, grains or seeds that have a low water content and a high fat content; In addition to being a perfect snack or collation to enjoy between meals, they give us a lot of energy, they are a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

The best way to consume them is unroasted, with the skin and without salt, to take advantage of all its nutrients.


This seasoning made from cinnamon bark is antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory and should definitely be in your pantry because it is essential for countless desserts and drinks.
It is also a good ally for diets to lose weight as it decreases appetite and aids in digestion.


This delicious sweetener contains multiple vitamins and minerals, in addition to being a source of energy; We had already told you about this ingredient typical of our kitchen in this blog, we even share its history and how it came to our country. What you may not know is that it also has medicinal uses (ask any Mexican granny ), is used, for example, as an expectorant in different infusions, so in addition to sweetening our lives, it is good for our health.

Which of these ingredients do you already have in your pantry? Remember that you can find all these Don Zabor products of the best quality at any Walmart, Superama, Bodega Aurrera, H-E-B, laComer, CityClub and Alsuper and don't hesitate to comment if you think! missing an ingredient!