A Latin Seasoning is a versatile blend of spices and herbs that adds a burst of flavor to your dishes. It can be used to spruce up everything from meat, fish and vegetables to rice and beans. It also makes a great seasoning for dips and marinades.
Sazon - Spanish Seasoning Salt
This spice mix is a pantry staple in many Latin kitchens. It is made by combining different types of herbs and spices along with salt. A good quality sazon is bright red in colour and has an achiote chilli powder to give it that extra kick of heat!
Adobo - Spanish Pork or Beef Seasoning
A dry adobo seasoning can be used in much the same way as any other seasoning salt. It can be sprinkled directly on the meat as it cooks or added to a sauce, stew or soup during cooking to add some bold Latin American flair to your dish.
Chayote - Summer Squash
The soft-skinned, subtly sweet and tender chayote is a traditional Central American food that's delicioso in salsas and salads. This fruit is also a favorite in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, where it's often used to thicken traditional sancocho (a Dominican soup).
Platano - Winter Squash
The banana-family platano plays a key role in comida latina star dishes like pastelon (Puerto Rican plantain "lasagna"), sancocho and mofongo. It can be boiled, fried, baked or roasted and eaten as a main dish, side or snack.
Alert: While spices can have many beneficial properties for health, using them for medical purposes should be done under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional or specialist. Some spices may interact with medications or cause adverse reactions in certain individuals, and it is important to use them safely and appropriately. If you are considering using spices for a medical condition, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before doing so.