Yara BertranSan Diego, CA, US
Recipes By Yara Bertran
This recipe is from my sister Lourdes that lives in Mexico City. I love her cooking; she has the quality of adding that extra ingredient that turns an ordinary recipe into an extraordinary one.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
When European explorers came to Mexico squash blossoms were part of Aztecs’ diet.
Squash seeds have been found in Archeological digs in Mexico (between 9000 and 4000 B.C.).
Columbus brought squash seeds back to Europe in his explorations.
One cup of squash blossoms only has five calories, It also has one gram of carbohydrates and less than one gram of protein, they are high in calcium and iron and especially high in vitamins C and A.