Tejocote fruit paste from Michoacan 250g


Tejocote fruit paste from Michoacan 250g 


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Até is a typical sweet from Mexican gastronomy. It can be described as a sweet, thick, jelly or paste, made ​​from the pulp of quinces or other fruits. In English it is referred as “quince cheese” or “quince paste”. Like many Mexican dishes, it has its origin in Spain. In fact the quince tree is from Spain and arrived to Mexico during the colonization. The warm weather of some Mexican states, was the perfect environment for the quince tree to grow very well. 


Tejocote, also known as Mexican hawthorn, is a small tree or shrub that grows up to 6 meters tall. Its fruit, resembling small apples, is used to make a traditional Christmas punch in Mexico. Its white flowers bloom in spring, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The name "tejocote" comes from the Nahuatl language and means "hard stick", referring to the tree's thorny branches.

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