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Consumption of ultra-processed foods increases in Mexico

In Mexico, the consumption of ultra-processed foods is growing. These foods are harmful to health because they contain high levels of saturated fat, such as sugar and salt. Eating ultra-processed foods increases the risk of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract and can be associated with obesity. This type of nutrients can also cause heart problems,...
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National Tequila Day will be celebrated in several cities of Mexico

For the second consecutive year, the National Tequila Day will be held, with a week of activities that will begin on March 21 and will include several cities in the country, which will install samples of mixology and gastronomy. The intention is to “fall in love” with the beverage that has a Denomination of Origin,...
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In Mexico’s cradle of corn, climate change leaves its mark

At least 9,000 years ago, humans began domesticating corn for the first time near Tehuacan, in the central Mexican state of Puebla, laying the foundation for permanent settlements in the Americas. But in the past few years, more frequent and longer droughts have forced many farmers in the area to give up corn and other...
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The largest tamale in the world: it measures half a kilometer

With about 5,000 tamales, 475 linear meters, different flavors and following popular traditions, in the south of Mexico the largest assembled tamale in the world was made, which will seek to enter the Guinness record next year. “It’s the first time this event is done and I loved it, but I want more tamales made,...
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Mexico breaks export record of its ‘green gold’ to the US for the Super Bowl

Mexico has broken a new record for exporting avocados to the United States for the 2020 Super Bowl event. Avocado is one of the culinary protagonists during the Super Bowl broadcast – the final of the National Football League (NFL) – one of the most important and most-watched sporting events in the United States. But...
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‘El Chapo’ beer launched by daughter

Have a cold one, have an “El Chapo” beer. That’s the message of Alejandrina Guzman, whose company has developed a craft beer dedicated to her infamous, incarcerated kingpin father Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The beer is part of the “El Chapo 701” brand, which has already launched a clothing line, and gets its name from...
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From Oaxaca to the world: “The art of eating insects”

More than 180 pieces from 23 collections, including archaeological works, fossils in amber, entomological boxes, scientific illustrations, oils, prints, period objects, photographs, and videos, integrate the exhibition The Art of Eating Insects, which is exhibited in the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. This sample is part of the traditional knowledge of Oaxaca, the use of...
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Leon serves up 780 meters of Rosca de Reyes

The palate of hundreds of people in Leon was spoiled with the distribution of the traditional mega-Rosca de Reyes that had a dimension of approximately 780 meters. In the neighborhood of San Juan de Dios, they were the first to taste the traditional holiday bread; where about 308 meters of bread was delivered. In addition,...
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Mexican food transformed a dangerous area in the US

Sergio Valdivia is one of those people who managed to recover and transform a space that seemed to have no salvation. Sunset Boulevard was an area full of gangs with a high crime rate, located west of Los Angeles. But Sergio’s creativity and struggle managed to make him one of the most visited neighborhoods. Here,...
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Craft beer is in full swing in Mexico despite governmental challenges

Craft beer is in full swing in Mexico, where there are 940 independent breweries, compared to the 26 that were present in 2011. And since then, production has grown at an average annual rate of 53.29% to 189,250 hectoliters in 2018. An example of this boom is Diego Lara, co-founder of the Falling Piano brewery...
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