Frozen banana leaves (pre-seared)

A Christmas classic for the latinamerican countries

Tamales are a unique Pre-Columbian dish that is believed to have originated in Mesoamerica, the land between North and South America. Mexican tamales are perhaps the best-known version, however, almost all of the Central and South American cultures have adopted the dish into their own style of cooking.

The banana leaf is the leaf of the banana plant ( we call plátano plant in Costa Rica, a variety of plaintain), which may produce up to 40 leaves in a growing cycle. The leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative.

They are used for cooking, wrapping and food-serving in a wide range of cuisines in tropical and subtropical areas. They are used for decorative and symbolic purposes in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies. In traditional homebuilding in tropical areas, roofs and fences are made with dry banana-leaf thatch. Banana and palm leaves were historically the primary writing surfaces in many nations of South and Southeast Asia.

From our plant in Costa Rica, each December there is high demand from all the importers of the world. Our commitment with our providers locatd in the flat lands of the Atlantic coast, makes possible the development of the area around this sustainable activity, Montaña Azul is always focusing on the local sourcing.

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