QuelitesWhat are Quelites?
The word quelite comes from the Nahuatl word quilitl that means vegetable or edible tender plant. Wild edible plants have been consumed for centuries, and are still a big part of Mexican cuisine. In Mexico, more than 350 species of quelites are consumed, which have been selected by the local traditions of the different towns and regions.
I made a series of illustrations that highlight 11 different plants that are considered quelites.