Teeccino’s Maya flavors feature roasted ramon nuts, Brosimum alicastrum, a nutrient-rich food of the Maya civilization. Referred to as the "corn tree" by the Maya, its nut was a staple food crop, capable of being stored for lengthy periods of time
The ramon tree is a member of the fig family, which also includes mulberry trees. At 130 feet tall, ramon trees are part of the forest canopy in Central American rainforests and frequently are cut down for lumber.
Ramon seeds are actually the seed of the ramon fruit. They have zero fat and are gluten-free, making it a nutritious addition to gluten-free flours.
In partnership with ForesTrade in Guatemala, Teeccino has created new trade for villagers living in rural communities in the Maya Biosphere Reserve where they wild-harvest ramon seeds in the Peten Forest.
Read more about Teeccino’s mission to create new trade that preserves rainforests and the educational and nutritional programs for women and children in Central America that we support.