Where guacamole originates from

Guacamole is a recipe that is still being discovered by many people today. But despite its continuous revitalisation, the truth is that its origin is one of the oldest in gastronomic terms.

Geographical origin of guacamole

To discover its origin we have to go back to the time of the Aztec civilisation, so we can place its birth approximately in the south of North America.

More specifically, its origin is closely linked to the state of Mexico and, in fact, it is in this country where we find the most elaborate (and also the spiciest) recipes in the world.

Origin of the word guacamole

Guacamole also has an interesting etymological history. The word comes from the Nahuatl language, which initially identified this recipe as “ahuacamolli“. The name is based on the union of “ahuacatl” (avocado) and “molli” (salsa).

Mythological origin of guacamole

Like any good anthological recipe, guacamole also has its own mythological origin. Tradition has it that it was the Toltec god Quetzalcoatl who offered the recipe to his people and that it then spread throughout the regions of Mesoamerica. That is why guacamole is so important in both Mexico and Guatemala.

In addition, the Aztecs also associated it with erotic characteristics, so for a long time, guacamole was forbidden to women, who were not allowed to touch it.

Origin of the first ingredients of guacamole

Today’s guacamole is made in different ways, depending on the preferences of each area of the world or even personal tastes.

At Caña Nature we make different types of guacamole, but always based on the original recipe. We can offer you traditional guacamole, low-calorie guacamole and guacamole rich in vitamin A, which also includes a mild spicy touch.

Originally, however, many ingredients were missing. It was made with mashed avocado, water, tomato, lime juice and chilli. Other ingredients such as onion, coriander or garlic were actually added over time.

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