1. All the Cow Is Fair Game
2. Mexicans Still Eat Less Red Meat, Though
Though traditional Mexican food can involve what we may consider to be extreme cuts of meat, a typical Mexican diet involves much less red meat than a typical American diet. Most meals in Mexico that involve meat typically use chicken or pork.
3. Tomatoes Originated in Mexico
It’s true! Tomatoes originated in Mexico – as did dragonfruit, chia seeds and vanilla. Eat your heart out, Italy!
4. Traditional Guacamole Doesn’t Involve Garlic or Lime
It’s shocking for many of us to hear, but two ingredients that are almost always associated with the green stuff don’t actually make an appearance in authentic mainstream Mexican guacamole. Of course, some select regions may use lime, but most culinary groups agree that this is not the norm.