Currently, the State of Mexico is the main supplier at the national level of the Castilla walnut, a fundamental ingredient for the elaboration of the traditional chiles en nogada, concentrating 80 percent of the production in five municipalities in the eastern zone: Atlautla, Amecameca, Ecatzinto, Ozumba and Ayapango.
Mauricio Massud Martínez, president of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry (Canirac) in the entity, pointed out that the celebrations for the 200 years of the creation of the chile en nogada in Puebla -entity that throughout this month will carry out various activities – will allow the reactivation of the restaurant sector, especially the one located in the eastern zone.
“The sector is one of those that has had the greatest impact in the country throughout the pandemic and now with this festival we will generate experiences and gastronomic tourism.”
In a press conference, the Secretary of Tourism of Puebla, Martha Teresa Ornelas, in the coming weeks they expect to market more than 3 and a half million chili peppers and generate a economic spill of 700 million pesos. “In 2019 3 million 100 thousand chiles en nogada were sold and we want to overcome the economic loss.”
In a visit to the State of Mexico, he said that two years ago they signed an agreement with the Mexican government to generate ties and increase the cultural and tourist activities that they share with six other states in the central region of the country.