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Cacao Flowers

Cacao Flowers


The Spice Merchant is proud to offer one of the most coveted and rare ingredients of Oaxaca, the Cacao Flower!


Cacao Flowers are used throughout Oaxaca and Chiapas in Mexican style deserts, stews and a special drink called Tajete. The Zapotec people from the Valles Centrales are well known for using Cacao Flowers to make Tajete. Tejate is made with toasted corn, fermented cacao beans and cacao flowers, which are ground into a paste that’s mixed with water and stirred by hand into a smooth mixture.


Try this amazing and rare Mexican spice in your next recipe!