ORGANIC RAMON, powder, roasted
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Botanical name: Brosimum alicastrum
Production: Ramon is the seed of a sweet fruit grown on one of the largest trees in the tropical rainforest, which can grow up to 50 meters tall. It is native to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Qualities: Ramon is also known as breadnut, Maya nut or capomo. The fruit is known for its nutritional benefits and diverse range of uses, and is used in the Mayan diet and in pre-Columbian cuisine.
Ramon is high in fiber, calcium, potassium, folate, iron, zinc, protein, and other micronutrients, and has been used by traditional healers to treat a variety of ailments including colitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, and lactation problems.
Common Use: Roasted ramon has a coffee-like flavour with hints of cocoa and is enjoyed by OM staff as a warm beverage. To make, just add one heaping teaspoon of powder to one cup of hot water and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Straining is optional. Roasted ramon blends well with other sweet and nutty flavours such as maca, carob, cinnamon, and mint.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, dark place in an airtight container. Refrigeration not required.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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Organic Ramon Powder also known as Maya Nut Powder
The quality of OM Foods Ramon powder matches my expectations and I love that I can order it in large quantities. I have a sensitive digestive system that seems to tolerate only high quality food so it is very important for me to have good sources for that food. I add the nutrient rich, high antioxidant Ramon powder to my morning smoothie, and I also make gluten free cookies and baked goods with it. I create warm drinks to replace coffee and hot chocolate, sometimes adding raw cacao, ginger, cardamom etc. to keep my heart healthy and open. My friends and family love it when I share a batch of this heartwarming medicine with them. I also feel that by consuming Ramon powder I am helping to increase the demand for this neotropic and rainforest product, which will in turn help to prevent these large Fig Family Trees from being destroyed and replaced by grazing lands. These Brosimum alicastrum Trees have already proven that they are pretty resilient to climate change stresses, so I am grateful to support their protection and others to make a living from collecting the fallen Ramon nuts which are ground to make the powder.