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Mexican Maya Nut

Product Highlights

Product: Roasted Maya nut, also referred to as capomo

Origin: Chulavista, Central Mexico

Community: Josefina and her colleagues in Central Mexico

Mission: Encouraging reforestation and purchasing a product that helps women make an income.

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Product Overview

 

Capomo is a sustainable, fair trade, environmentally friendly, healthy, and tasty alternative to decaffeinated coffee that has been called a superfood. Capomo is harvested, roasted and packaged almost exclusively by women in small villages in central America. This capomo comes from a peice of land owned by Josefina in Chulavista, Mexico.

Josefina has 100 acres of trees on her farm, and hires women from her village to pick the seeds from the ground. She then roasts them – a light roast for flour, and a dark roast for drinking – and grinds them by hand.

Useful links

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Understand the significance of the maya nut through the Maya Nut Institute

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Learn more about the role that the maya nuts play in forest conservation

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See how you can use maya nuts in your own recipes

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Find our more about the product through the Capomo supplier website