We got to know Mayra Luz Colón when we started selling our products at Buffalo Artisan Food Traders and saw her Healthy Rican adobo and sazón there! Why buy from Goya when you can buy local, right? If you have not used these spice blends before, here is Mayra’s description of them:
Our adobo includes mineral pink himalayan salt in a blend of garlic, pepper, oregano, coriander, and turmeric for it’s healthy anti-inflammatory benefits. Our sazón is a salt-free blend of annatto aka achiote, turmeric, garlic, with a hint of cumin and coriander, that will bring out a nice yellow-orange color with a hint of Latin flavor in your foods.
When we started using Mayra's products and realized we had other family members who would love them too, we ordered more from her and got to talk with her about not only her spice business but also her nutrition counseling business! Here’s how Mayra introduces herself and her business:
Hi, I’m Mayra also known as the Nutrition Dork! As a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who’s obsessed with superfoods and family meal time, I am on a mission to banish bland foods. I love providing tasty alternatives for everyday people who want to eat well. I’ve created the Healthy Rican Cookbook and Latin Spice Brand to bring tasty Puerto Rican recipes and seasonings to homes everywhere. I truly believe we can live a healthy life and enjoy our favorite foods. LET’S PUT THE LATIN SPICE IN YOUR HEALTHY LIFE!
We love how Mayra lets people know that they do not have to give up their cultural foods in order to be healthy, and that everyone needs to find the food combinations that work for them! And the fact that she has studied integrative nutrition means that she is looking at the root or source of the problem to help people feel better, rather than simply hiding symptoms.
If you’re interested in trying Mayra’s spices or getting her ebook (we definitely recommend the adobo & sazón intro bundle), check out the shop page on her website!