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Tamales

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A banana leaf tamal stuffed with red Chile jackfruits and raisons, with a side of chayote and beans. Comes with a ramekin of mole amarillo to pour on your tamal.

Short History: The first tamales were made around 7,000 B.C.E. – before corn had even been fully domesticated! The indigenous people would gather the wild “teocintle” (the ancestor of modern maize). Teocintle was the name of their maize god, so from the beginning, there was a religious significance to this. They would make different variations of tamales, and they would be offered to various gods at their individual ceremonies. For example, when they would make bean tamales, they were offered to the jaguar deity Texcatlicpoca! These tamales from The Vegan Taste will provide you with antioxidants, carotenoids, iron, and more!

Reheating Instructions: Steam the tamales for 20-30 minutes and warm the side in a pan over medium.

Customer Comments:

“I didn’t really know what to expect since prior to becoming vegan I have only had shredded beef tamales. I was blown away! Great flavor and the side dish was so delish!” – Tami La. from Phoenix

“Amazing!” – Sarah Ho. from Phoenix

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