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About our ingredients and other fun facts.

Ceiba Pentandra. The Sacred Tree of the Maya.

Posted by T. Budd on

The Ceiba tree, whose name in Maya is Yaaxche, “Green Tree” or “First Tree”, also Kapok is a tropical tree native to Central and South America, as well as west Africa. It usually grows in the wet tropical jungle, savannah, and near rivers.              Different species of ceiba exist in tropical America, and it is one of the highest trees in the Maya area. The ceiba was the most sacred tree for the ancient Maya, and according to Maya mythology, it was the symbol of the universe. Its roots, growing outside the ground surface, reached the...

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Recado: The Spice of Belize

Posted by T. Budd on

Annato, the seed used to create our Caribbean Spice Belize Recado Paste is an orange-red condiment and food coloring derived from the seeds of the achiote tree. Annatto seeds are a main spice component of some local sauces and condiments, such as recado rojo in Yucatán and sazón in Puerto Rico. Annatto paste is an important ingredient of cochinita pibil, the spicy pork dish popular in Mexico. It is also a key ingredient in the drink tascalate from Chiapas, Mexico Annatto is of particular commercial value in the United States because the Food and Drug Administration considers colorants derived from...

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Welcome!

Posted by T. Budd on

Welcome to our Fun Facts section. Here we will be adding stories of interest about our Products, Ingredients, and look at the origins of Belizean Ways and Traditions. Feel free to comment if you please. We would love to hear what you think! Cheers, T.

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Welcome to Caribbean Spice Belize

Posted by Elizabeth Vidrine on

Founded in 1999, Caribbean Spice Belize became our proud home-based bottling company, nestled in the unspoiled jungles of Belize. We strive to preserve the freshness that is usually only known to those living in the area. We firmly believe that the rich flavors of Belize can only be bottled without the use of additives or preservatives. We nurture and grow gourmet food items at local village farms just minutes down the road, which allows us to produce our creations within hours of being picked. Our mission is to share the genuine flavorful riches of local tropical fruits, spices, raw honey,...

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