Many people agree, Mexican food is not just a meal, it is an experience. With the countless people who enjoy partaking in Mexican food, many can attest that the smells, tastes, and sight is invigorating. Today, we at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant would like to discuss the basics of senses that correlates with Mexican cuisine.
What are the Unique Characteristics of Mexican Cuisine?
Sight. Without a doubt, eyes cannot deny the scrumptious plated assortments of Mexican food. They often have bright colors of green, orange, red, and yellow from the peppers that enhances the flavors of Mexican dishes. From salsas to sauces, corn and flour tortillas, cheeses and an array of meats, the sight of any dish is beautiful.
Smells. The smells of Mexican cuisine are very distinct. Sautéing peppers, grilled meats, seasonings, herbs, salsas, sauces, and many other ingredients can intensify the scents of savory Mexican food. Most people recognize the aromas of Mexican food the moment the scents assault the nasal passages.
Taste. The mouthwatering flavors are incredible. The burst of delicious Mexican food with every bite can make anyone feel right at home. With so many concoctions of tacos, burritos, tamales, and other fine dishes can be a euphoric experience you simply do not get anywhere else.
Texture. Where touch generally come with finger food specialties, you can still feel the textures that only maximizes the experiences and completes the senses. Mexican cuisine has many textures that range from creamy to crunchy and everything in between.
With all the senses bubbling to the surface, the experience of eating Mexican food is a pleasant one. In addition to the senses being stimulated, Mexican food offers many benefits to your diet.
Mexican Food is Good for You Too!
Below are the common foods found in Mexican dishes that provides excellent health benefits.
1) Beans. One of the best sources of soluble fiber are beans that helps you feel full and helps lower cholesterol, in addition to providing protein and iron.
2) Cumin. A phytochemical with antibacterial properties and a lot of iron is found in cuminaldehyde, which is contained in aromatic.
3) Tomatillos. These green orbs deliver vitamins C and K and are super-low in calories.
4) Corn. There is a bunch of fiber in corn, which is a whole grain.
5) Cocoa Powder. Flavanols are compounds contained in cocao powder, and they are linked to heart and brain health. Also, natural cocoa powder is richer in flavanols.
6) Avocado. To get heart-healthy monounsaturated fats in your diet, avocados are a creamy and delicious way.
7) Jalapenos. A compound that can help lower your cholesterol and speed up your metabolism is capsaicin, which is where Jalapenos, and all other hot chili peppers, get their heat from. You can reduce the heat by cutting out the seeds before using.
8) Pepitas. Pepitas are a good source of minerals, such as iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and zinc in addition to being high in antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
9) Limes. In addition to having an antibacterial effect, tart green limes are an excellent source of immunity-boosting vitamin C.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV, Paradise, Lone Mountain & Henderson, NV)
When you are having a hankering for Mexican cuisine in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas, indulge in an incredible Mexican food experience by eating lunch and/or dinner at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant.