PINOLE POWDER POWER RARAMURI
Pinole Powder Power ultimate Superfood “The Runners Energy drink.” Raramuri also called pinoli or pinolillo is an ancient grain originating with the Aztecs, who spread it throughout Mesoamerica. It is made principally of a unique roasted ground maize, which is then mixed with a combination of cocoa, agave, cinnamon, chia seeds, vanilla, or other spices if you desire to add spices, the natural flavor is just right.
Pinole Powder Natural and Chocolate Flavored
The resulting Pinole Powder Power is then used as a nutrient-dense ingredient to make different foods, such as cereals, baked goods, tortillas, and beverages. The name comes from the Nahuatl word pinolli, meaning cornmeal. Today, pinole is generally made by hand using wood-burning adobe ovens and a stone and pestle and is still consumed in certain, often rural, parts of Latin America.
Pinole Powder Power made with Red and Purple Corn
Depending on the type of (corn) pinole and the quality of its ingredients, pinole powder power can be high in key vitamins and nutrients, including protein, amino acids, fiber, and antioxidants. Due to a large amount of fiber and the slow digestion of the maize, pinole also has a very high satiety effect, leaving those who consume it feeling full for a longer period of time. For many indigenous peoples of Mexico and Central America, it is relied upon as a key source of nutrition and sustenance.
Pinole Powder Power Full of Nutrients
A staple food of the Tarahumara Indians
The Tarahumara are a reclusive indigenous people who live in the Copper Canyons of Mexico and have been called “The Running People” due to their remarkable health and ability to run hundreds of miles without rest, typically barefoot or wearing only thin sandals. The Tarahumara usually consume pinole as a beverage and use it as fuel for their runs.
The Tarahumara of the Sierra Tarahumara / Copper Canyon, Mexico. The Tarahumara or Raramuri, as they call themselves, inhabit the Copper Canyon, as it is known in the U.S. or the Sierra Tarahumara in northwest Mexico. The actual name Tarahumara was what the first Spanish called these Native American people.
What is Raramuri?
The Rarámuri or Tarahumara are a Native American people of northwestern Mexico who are renowned for their long-distance running ability. In their language, the term rarámuri refers specifically to the men, women are referred to as mukí (individually) and as omugí or igómale (collectively).
‘Raramuri‘ (uto-Aztec) is a description given to the tribe’s people and means ‘the light-footed one’. To be a ‘raramuri‘ you must have time and care for each other, and to love people more than goods.
Running inspiration: Tarahumara Indian tribe lives deep in the Mexican desert. They are the ultimate runners, they can run for miles and miles in leather sandals in rough terrain.
Within that culture, there exists a group of wonderful, inspiring runners which we feel should be acknowledged and celebrated; women.
Female runners, like all their peers, come from all walks of life and social backgrounds. But maybe a little bit more than others, they’ve passed through the filter of a certain social norm that dictates what they should and shouldn’t do, and that too often puts a form of unseen social pressure.
Sweat, trail dirt, and grit, they enthusiastically take it in with a childlike joy, just as any runner does out there. As true equals, they join in any run type or distance and give their all, sharing the excitement, the challenges, the fun and the pain. They can win, get defeated or grind it out through challenging times exactly like any other runner out there on any given day. The opportunities are the same for everyone and they are there to grab them and reap their benefits. They bring their perspective and values and enrich the running circles with their presence.
For those of us lucky enough to experience the running life in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, home of the famous Tarahumara runners of the Sierra Madre, the sheer inspiration that comes from running with the women, in particular, has no equal. In accordance with their long-standing traditions, women join in the endurance events and tackle the long and harsh distances of ultra races in the Sierra, dressed in their long colorful skirts and tire tread sandals.
With a quiet resolve, they travel long miles under the radiant Canyons sun, showing the way to the younger generations and sharing a special, humble bond with the runners from the outside world and most specifically with foreign women who traveled from afar to bridge cultures and enjoy the unique, border-less kinship that running brings.
We celebrate female runners for their guts, their audacity and their yearning for freedom and health. More than anyone else, they are shining examples of younger ones that women are a powerful force in this world, with amazing capabilities and unique strengths that make running the beautiful, inclusive, wide-reaching sport that it is today.
“When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run forever.”
– aphorism of the Rarámuri, indigenous people of Mexico.