Famous Mexican Foods
Information on Famous Mexican Foods
Tortilla is traditional Mexican flat bread made from corn or wheat.
It is a basic ingredient of many famous Mexican dishes such as burritos, tacos and enchiladas.
If you would like to prepare and enjoy a truly traditional Mexican meal you should consider only the corn tortillas because the corn is one of the basic traditional Mexican foods.
In fact, it is the ancestors of Mexicans (the Aztecs) who introduced corn to the rest of the World. Also, corn bread (tortilla) is far healthier than flour bread (tortilla).
Other authentic and traditional Mexican foods that originate from the Aztecs are: chocolate, avocado, tomato, vanilla, maize, squash, guava, turkey, etc.
In the 16th century the Spanish colonialist introduced many new foods to the Mesoamericapresent Mexico, some of those foods are: beef, pork, rice, wine, garlic, onion, etc.
All of the foods numbered above, and many other foods, Mexicans have incorporated in their cuisine and made some of the best and the most tasteful meals in the World (otherwise known as famous Mexican foods).
Take for example the famous traditional Mexican rice, or numerous traditional Mexican beef-based and chicken based meals, or high quality Mexican vines, and so on.
One of the things that Traditional Mexican cuisine is famous for, a side from being very tasteful is the use of fresh and healthy ingredients. This is the reason why the authentic Mexican food is so healthy, rich in vitamins and minerals and low on fat and calories.
There is a variety of healthy Mexican meals such as: the traditional Mexican salads, authentic Mexican salsas, Mexican rice, Mexican seafood, chicken-based meals, etc.
Even though the traditional Mexican food is healthy, the most popular type of Mexican food (outside of Mexico) is the Americanized Mexican food knows as Tex-Mex food. This type of Mexican food is high on calories and fat and it is very popular in the United States, Canada, Europe and some parts of Asia.