Tex-Mex is “America’s oldest regional cuisine” and traces back to when the Spanish first colonized Texas in the 1580s. It developed along the border of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico, but is now a favorite all across the United States. Laconiko has created a fusion of chipotle and cumin adding the unexpected dash of caraway for a truly unique take on a familiar favorite. This perfect blend kicks up fresh salsa a notch or two, is perfect on chicken or beef fajitas and tacos. How about Queso cheese dip or adding some zing to your family favorite meatloaf or chili con carne?
Invite Your Inner Chef Out to Play!
If you’re looking to round out those distinctives herbs and spices with something unexpected, consider pairing Tex-Mex Infused Olive Oil with our Peach White Balsamic, Lemon Cucumber White Balsamic, and Fig Dark Balsamic.
Trace elements are the tiny cogs in the working wheels of an efficient immune system. Small but mighty, these trace vitamins and minerals are only needed in minute amounts to support health and growth but are often missing from our meals. Getting them from multiple sources ensures that your daily meals are truly health supporting.
Chipotle Chili Peppers are a good source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). They also contain a compound called capsaicin, which gives them their spiciness and many health attributes. They are antimicrobial protecting the stomach and preventing ulcers, bosting metabolism, increasing fat burn and decreasing appetite. Capsaicin has anticancer attributes, offers pain relief, as an antimicrobial, prevents harmful bacteria growth in the gut, and has a beneficial effect on blood sugars, cholesterol and blood pressure. Research shows there is little to no reduction in capsaicin from drying or smoking the Jalapeno peppers.
Cumin is a known antioxidant with potency greater than ascorbic acid (vitamin C) for fighting stress. It is also rich in calcium, iron, and magnesium, which account for its effectiveness in weight loss, cholesterol control, digestive disorders including irritable bowel syndrome.
Caraway is an excellent source of beta-carotene (vitamin A), potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, niacin (vitamin B3), folate (vitamin B9). The spice’s antioxidant effect is linked to the reduction of free radicals that contribute to heart disease, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. Caraway also has a significant amount of lutein and zeaxanthin, key in supporting eye health.
High Phenolic EVOO used in each Laconiko infused blend is a significant source of micronutrients and polyphenols having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties. It is an excellent source of vitamin E and vitamin K, a good ratio of Omega 6 and Omega 3. Phenolic compounds are also active in promoting healthy gut microbiota by reducing the abundance of pathogenic bacteria, stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria, and increasing the production of microbially produced short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs).
Internationally award winning for taste, Laconiko Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Aristoleo-DataLok Certified High Phenolic. The phenolic content accounts for the pungent taste which causes a peppery sensation in the throat.