The typical sweets of Mexico They are world famous, as they are delicious and also have a history and tradition that makes them richer.
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Curiosities of Mexican sweets that you did not know
- Most of the Mexican sweets are the product of the miscegenation of various cultures, mainly the Aztec and the Spanish.
- Nuts are a special component in Mexican sweets. These come from the Arab heritage. Among them are various seeds, walnuts, almonds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Joy is one of the ancestral Mexican sweets: it is made from amaranth and pepitas, pre-Hispanic ingredients. These were made in order to offer them to the gods. Only that legend has it that they were made with the blood of children!
- Another fact about joy: according to historical data, it bears that name because a missionary adapted the recipe, adding piloncillo and raisins. This caused a “joy”, due to the rescue of one of the pre-Hispanic recipes that the natives missed the most.
- During the Colony many sweets arose from which we know now. These were prepared by the nuns who lived in convents. Thanks to them we have the hams, pepita sweets, crystallized fruits, sweet potatoes and the famous ate.
- One of the favorite sweets of nationals and foreigners are drunkards. These are small jellies made with liquor. They are delicious … and also a little queasy.
- The typical Mexican sweets are really highly valued abroad. It is estimated that each year about $ 400 million worth of candy is exported to the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
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