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FuFu Flour

FuFu typically refers to a starchy, smooth, gently cooked dough, but each version has its characteristics, from Senegal to Cameroon, Puerto Rico, to Brazil. It’s traveled across lands and forcibly migrated across oceans, transforming along the way. In West and Central Africa, FuFu is made from a wide variety of starchy tubers, plants, or grains—such as green plantain, cassava, cocoyam, corn, or semolina. It comes in fresh, fermented, or powdered forms. We suggest grabbing a few different brands and finding your perfect FuFu flavor. Look for it on the shelves of our Discoveries Display!

Jerk Seasoning

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica, in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. The smoky taste of jerked meat is achieved using various cooking methods, including modern wood-burning ovens. Jerk cooking is popular in Caribbean and West Indian communities throughout North America and Western Europe. Jerk seasoning was initially used on chicken and pork. We suggest incorporating it in your modern recipes used with other ingredients, including tofu, fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb, goat, and vegetables. Look for a variety of brands at our Discoveries display!

Matouk’s Seasoning

Established in 1968 by the Matouk family, National Canners is recognized as a leading Caribbean food manufacturer, operating one of the most extensive and best-equipped facilities. Matouck’s is credited with establishing the standard for the modern production of the broadest range of premium quality foods, including tomato pastes & ketchup, barbecue sauces, seasonings & more! Its brands are market leaders as well as household names throughout the Caribbean. We suggest incorporating their sauce by following our recipe below for Caribbean Spicy Sweet Potatoes!

Tea

Dominican tea culture combines many customs adapted from various colonial and immigrant cultures that have mingled in Dominica. “Bush teas,” made from local herbal plants and often taken for medicinal purposes, are a traditional part of Dominica’s culture. Caribbean Dreams are made with a variety of herbs and spices that contain many health benefits. These teas may be used for detoxing, providing energy, providing another source of nutrients, and more! “Tea” is often used instead of “breakfast” for the first meal of the day. We suggest grabbing a few different boxes and finding your favorite. Look for a variety at our Discoveries Display!

Plantain Chips

Plantain Chips or sometimes called banana crisps are popular in the Caribbean and consist of dried, generally crispy slices of bananas. They can be covered with sugar or honey and have a sweet taste, or are more commonly fried in oil and spices and have a salty or spicy taste. These delicious treats make for an easy snack on the go and an easy way to experience the Caribbean. Find a few varieties and more at our Discoveries display.

Take a step out of your comfort zone and try a few of these Caribbean Favorites. You never know what you may find! For more information on previous discoveries, visit Junglejims.com/Discoveries.

Shrimp with Caribbean Rum Marinade

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