Growing up in the Caribbean has influenced me in many ways.Especially my food choices. The Caribbean is riddled with great food. We even have festivals dedicated to the foods of that particular crop.
I grew up extremely modestly. OK I am lying, that’s just a fancy way of saying that we didn’t have much. However there was so much love that I never felt it and we always made the best of what we had.
Making the best of what we had also translated into our food choices.There was always something growing on the trees from breadfruit to sugar apple and even plum. We grew up finding creative ways to prepare these foods. Mauby is the bark of a special tree and we use it to create a well loved drink.
Mauby is the bark from the Colubrina genus tree it is a small tree native to the Caribbean. Mauby drink is sweet and bitter but who knew that bitter could be so sweet. Mauby is well documented as a favorite Caribbean drink however its nutritional properties haven’t been well documented until now. Mauby has many medicinal purposes. It lowers cholesterol, helps with arthritis, reduces blood pressure and lowers diabetics blood sugar.Over all it is extremely cooling and revitalizing.