Don't you just love going out into the world and discovering food you might have not otherwise tried?
I do. Its was makes my world go around. Korea has been a very different food experience for us the past month.
But even in the states when hubby travels to Arizona for work at least once or twice a year we can still bring home something new. This time it was from a local northern Phoenix store called Phoenix Urban Market, an indoor open market.
What in the world are these seeds? They come from the
Calories 160 Sodium 230 mg
Total Fat 11 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 3 g Total Carbs 9 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 8 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 6% Calcium 15%
Vitamin C 2% Iron 6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
YULU Seed of the Bonete Tree A Natural Organic Food Product of the Indigenous Pueblos of the Sierra de la Serpiente in Guerrero, Mexico. (taken from Tiankizco website)
Some sites believe they are from the wild papaya, and until I saw a video and talked with the man who harvests them in May, I also thought the same- Carica Papaya Photo
They are the seeds of a tree in which these large pods are removed and then seeds are removed. They are often roasted and taste like a cross between sunflower seeds and maybe a peanut. A bit chewy and get into the crevices of your teeth, but a healthy organic snack, slated or unsalted.
"I experiment with Flavors"...
Elizabeth Stelling, hails from her home state of Texas and has been involved in the food industry via institutional, fast food, B&B's, ethnic eateries and other restaurants since she was fourteen. Now living n New Jersey she has ran her own cafe, teaches culinary classes, runs a small boutique catering and staffing business, restaurant consulting for NJWBO, is a personal chef and shares her love of cooking with local, organic, healthy, and natural ingredients with the community.
Chef E is a member of Slow Food and the American Wine Society, Princeton, New Jersey. She has published written works of poetry and media pieces, as well as ran Open Mics in the Princeton, NJ area.
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