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TEJOCOTE

          AKA Mexican hawthorn, the tejocote is native to Mexico and Guatemala. It is considered the most useful species among hawthorns. Tejocote may look like a crabapple, but it has a larger “stones” in its center. Tejocote can be eaten raw, but it will leave a bitter aftertaste. The sweetness of this fruit blossoms when cooked. Tejocote has a very high pectin content, and the fruit is regularly processed for food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and textile uses. Tejocote is the main ingredient in ponche, a traditional Mexican hot fruit punch served over the holiday season. The roots and the leaves of the tejocote shrub are also used medicinally. Tejocote is grown in Mexico, packed in 16/1# bags and is now in the market.

 

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