Pinole with Chía in a compostable package for ultra-trail runners 50g - 1 Pinole with Chía in a compostable package for ultra-trail runners 50g - 1

Pinole with Chía in compostable package for ultra-trail runners 50g

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Pinole is a traditional Mexican nutrition. It is roasted ground corn mixed with roasted cocoa, sugar and cinnamon. Most ultra and trail runners have read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, who introduced the Tarahumara tribe of Copper Canyon, Mexico, to the modern running world. The tribe is known ...


The name comes from Nahuatl and means corn meal. Pinole with Chia in compostable packages for ultra-trail runners 50g.

Corn is grown without chemical additives and gently dried in the sun. It retains its deliciously sweet taste and aroma. It is free of added sugar, it contains only naturally occurring sugars, which serve as a quality source of energy. The recipe for Ultra Trail Tarahumara runners as described in Born To Run by Chris McDougall. Created by


Pinole, or pinolillo, is roasted ground corn, which is then mixed with cocoa. The resulting powder is used as a nutrient-dense ingredient for the production of various foods such as cereals, pastries, tortillas and beverages. The name comes from the word Nahuatl pinolli, which means corn meal. Today, pinole is generally made by hand in clay furnaces on natural fire. Depending on the type of pinol and the quality of its ingredients, pinole can be high in key vitamins and nutrients, including protein, amino acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Due to the large amount of fiber and slow digestion of corn, pinol also has a very high feeling of satiety, so those who consume it feel full for a longer period of time. For many indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America, it is considered a key source of nutrition. It contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. It is a natural source of fiber and carbohydrates, low in sodium. It does not contain cholesterol or saturated fats.

Nutritional values of Pinole and Chia 100g
Calorie 558
Fats 6%
Carbohydrates 87%
Proteins 7%
Sodium 9 mg
Potassium 5 mg
Iron 4 mg
Zinc 5 mg

Along with chia, pinole is the main dish of the Tarahumara Indians, reclusive indigenous people living in Mexico's Copper Canyon, who call themselves Rarámuri, which means "barefoot runners." Known are physical stamina and their ability to run extremely long distances, and only in huarache sandals with leather soles and in a white cotton loincloth with a woven belt. Rarámuri consume pinole before and during sometimes hundreds of kilometers of runs.

Chia are tiny seeds of the Hispanic sage plant, which comes from the mountainous regions of CentralAmerica. Chia seeds differ from other seeds in their neutral taste, so you can combine them with any dairy products, vegetables, fruits and add them to various drinks.

Chia seeds are able to bind water to each other, thanks to this ability, the seeds increase their volume up to 12 times after soaking.

The ancient Aztecs used the plant as a valuable means of payment. The meaning of the word chia can be interpreted in different ways, one of them comes from the Aztec word chian, which means oily. Other sources say that the name chia is the Mayan name for strength.

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