Mexican Food – The Healthy Ingredients Used and Their Benefits

by Alejandro Castillo on Dec 9, 2019 Food and Drink 194 Views


Do you think Mexican food isn’t good for you? Then, you’ve been eating wrong Mexican cuisine all these years. Even though Mexican cuisine is popular around the globe for its delicious taste, it’s also admired for its vibrant colors and the healthy ingredients used. Some of the healthy ingredients used in the best Mexican food in Seattle are avocados, beans, chiles, tomatoes, and other vegetables. It also incorporates meat like beef, chicken, pork, and fish, even rabbit, lamb, among others used in tacos, tamales or soups.

Nopalitos, one of the most common ingredients used in Mexican cuisine, is a very popular vegetable with very low calories and high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are used in salads, tacos, and even as a side dish. There are different other ingredients that are used to create tasty salsas or even dressings for authentic and healthy recipes that will provide all the minerals, proteins, and vitamins you need.

Here we’ve compiled a list of healthy ingredients that are used in Mexican food varieties.


Beans used in Mexican food are a great source of protein, iron, and soluble fiber. It keeps you full for a very long time and plays an essential role in lowering the level of cholesterol in your body. They are used to fill up tacos and burritos or try them in this easily layered bean casserole.


Have you ever eaten salsa verde in any of the best Mexican restaurant in Seattle? Then, you must have eaten tomatillos. They are a good source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper, as well as dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, niacin, potassium, and manganese.

Cocoa Powder

Did you know cocoa powder contains compounds called flavanols that are linked to heart and brain health? Natural cocoa powder should be your go-to when you're eating chocolate or making a mole.


Mexicans have been flavoring their food using jalapenos for over 6000 years and are available in different varieties. They are rich in vitamins A and C and potassium. They also have carotene, an antioxidant that may help fight damage to your cells as well as folate, vitamin K, and B vitamins.


Mexicans widely use tart green limes that are an excellent source of immunity-boosting vitamin C in their cuisine. It is popularly known for its anti-bacterial properties. They are used to add a fresh zing to tacos, like Ellie's tacos that are topped with avocado-lime salsa and Mexican grill in Seattle.

Other healthy ingredients include,

- Cumin

- Corn

- Avocado

- Pepitas, and more.

The author of this article is associated with the best Mexican restaurant in Seattle and has a passion for Mexican cuisine. In this article, he lists the healthiest ingredients that are used in Mexican food. Visit for more information.

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