Monday, November 7, 2011

Yulu Seeds from Mexico

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 in Yulu Roasted Yulu Seeds
Nutrition Facts
Yulu - Roasted Yulu Seeds


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.