Made from native corn, our handmade Pinole is made by carefully roasting maize and then grinding it into a fine powder. This traditional process not only preserves the natural flavors but also enhances the nutritional profile of the corn.

Rich in fiber, antioxidants, and essential minerals such as magnesium and zinc, Pinole is a powerhouse of nutrition.

Versatile and easy to use, mix it with water, milk, or yogurt for a revitalizing drink, blend into smoothies, or sprinkle over fruit to enrich your meals.

Traditional Pinole: A Staple of Endurance and Nutrition

Pinole, a cornerstone of ancient nutrition, has been a vital part of the diet among indigenous peoples throughout the Americas, particularly revered by the Rarámuri of Mexico, known for their exceptional long-distance running abilities. Made from native corn that is carefully roasted and ground into a fine powder, Pinole is celebrated not just for its nutritional value but also for its versatility and energy-boosting properties.

What is Pinole?
Pinole is traditionally made by roasting maize kernels before grinding them into a fine powder. This age-old food is often consumed by athletes, especially the Rarámuri, who rely on its slow-releasing energy properties to enhance their endurance during long runs. Its consumption is widespread among various indigenous groups who value it for its health benefits and as a sustainable energy source.

Nutritional and Cultural Value
Rich in complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber, Pinole provides a sustained energy release that is perfect for maintaining stamina. It is also a good source of B vitamins, which are essential for energy metabolism, and minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus, important for bone health and energy production. The antioxidants in maize, particularly in colored varieties like purple or blue corn, offer anti-inflammatory benefits and contribute to overall wellness.

The cultural significance of Pinole extends beyond nutrition as it embodies the resilience and health of the communities that have passed down this traditional food through generations. Integrating Pinole into modern diets not only offers a nutritional boost but also helps preserve and honor these rich cultural traditions.

Versatile Uses in Modern Cuisine
Pinole’s subtle nutty flavor and powdery texture make it a versatile addition to various dishes. It can be mixed with water or milk to create a nourishing beverage, often sweetened with natural sugars like agave nectar or honey. It enhances smoothies with a nutritional boost, serves as a nutritious topping for yogurt and fruits, and can even be used as a breading for cooking.

Explore and Enjoy
With our Pinole, you invite not just a superfood into your kitchen but a piece of living history. Each serving offers a glimpse into the enduring strength and spirit of the indigenous cultures that have cherished it through the ages. Discover the myriad ways to incorporate Pinole into your daily meals and experience the powerful, sustained energy that has fueled generations.

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