Dried red chili peppers Fresh chamomile
A variety of kidney and navy beans Mushrooms, carrots, and string beans
Rosemary and stuffed corn husks Vegetable storage and display
The Central Market (Mercado Central) in Anitgua City, Guatemala is a festival of beautiful fresh foods. When you hear the term whole foods , most of us think of the upscale food market chain. However, this is the bona fide whole food market – the real deal. There is very little packaged or processed foods because Guatemalans like to cook their meals using fresh produce and herbs. They purchase their spices in bulk and create many homemade seasonings used in cooking such as marinades, flavored oils, and blended spices. The Central Market is the source for all ingredients used by everyone and anyone for recipes that have been passed along generations from mothers, grandmothers and ancestors from long ago.