It has been an amazing year shipping Jamaican Care Packages to your doorsteps. We are excited to serve you for many, many more years. Daily we learn more about what you all need and we go above and beyond to add them to our inventory.
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Hello everyone!!! We have been so busy! Moses and Carlos are on summer break, Crystal is doing summer school and David is as busy as always.
While we have not blogged in a few weeks, we have maintained a strong presence on Instagram, follow us for frequent update (http://www.instagram.com/mojamaican). Our Facebook is not as updated because Crystal accidentally disconnected the two profiles, created a new profile, does not know how to delete the new profile and just a lot!. lol!! We will have it figured out soon.
The blog says The Benjamins... what is that??? A NEW CATEGORY!!!
The Benjamins is one of the trusted brands in Jamaica for products such as Rose Water, Bay Rum, Kananga Water and Ginger Extracts.
For those unfamiliar with Bay Rum, it is used for thicker hair, more vibrant skin as a mood up lifter. Bay Rum is also helpful in hydrating and soothing your skin, especially after a shave. The oil of bay leaf also has pretty amazing healing powers, which is another reason it’s perfect for your skin in the winter months. In the past, it was used to relieve cuts and bruises. Bay leaf oil also has antifungal and anti-bacterial properties which can cure skin infections.
Information on the Kananga water reads as follows.
Plantations for producing Kananga water were established by the British in Jamaica in the 19th century. Kananga water, like Florida Water, is used in various rituals including spiritual cleaning. Its use is particularly common among people of the African diaspora.
We added this category to give more of the Jamaican culture.
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Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as forging a smooth and distinctive vocal and songwriting style. Marley's contributions to music increased the visibility of Jamaican music worldwide, and made him a global figure in popular culture for over a decade.
Born in Nine Mile, British Jamaica, Marley began his professional musical career in 1963, after forming Bob Marley and the Wailers. The group released its debut studio album The Wailing Wailers in 1965, which contained the single "One Love/People Get Ready"; the song was immensely popular, peaking in the top five on worldwide music charts, and established the group as a rising figure in reggae. The Wailers subsequently released eleven further studio albums; while initially employing louder instrumentation and singing, the group began engaging in rhythmic-based song construction in the late 1960s and early 1970s, which coincided with the singer's conversion to Rastafarianism. During this period Marley relocated to London, and the group typified their musical shift with the release of the album The Best of The Wailers (1971).
The group attained international success after the release of the albums Catch a Fire and Burnin' (both 1973), and forged a reputation as touring artists. A year later the Wailers disbanded, and Marley went on to release his solo material under the band's name. His debut studio album Natty Dread (1974) received positive reception, as did its follow-up Rastaman Vibration (1976). A few months after the album's release Marley survived an assassination attempt at his home in Jamaica, which prompted him to permanently relocate to London soon afterward. There he recorded the album Exodus (1977); it incorporated elements of blues, soul, and British rock, enjoyed widespread commercial success, and is widely considered one of the best albums of all time.
Over the course of his career Marley became known as a Rastafari icon, and the singer sought to infuse his music with a sense of spirituality. He is also considered a global symbol of Jamaican culture and identity, and was controversial in his outspoken support for the legalization of marijuana, while he also advocated for Pan-Africanism.
In 1977, Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma; he died as a result of the illness in 1981. His fans around the world expressed their grief, and he received a state funeral in Jamaica. The greatest hits album Legend was released in 1984, and subsequently became the best-selling reggae album of all-time. Marley also ranks as one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, with estimated sales of more than 75 million records worldwide, while his sound and style have influenced artists of various genres. He was posthumously honored by Jamaica soon after his death, as he was designated the nation's Order of Merit award.
BENEFITS OF DRINKING TEA
Nothing beats a hot cup of ginger tea. With its high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health. Once made into tea, you can add peppermint, honey or lemon to mask the taste of the ginger.
No matter what the season, tea can be a tasty beverage since it can be served iced or hot.
But its benefits go far beyond refreshment. There is plenty of research showing that drinking tea can actually improve your health.
At the very least, it’s a flavorful way of getting enough fluid into your body each day. On top of that, studies have shown teas can help protect your teeth and your heart, as well as possibly even helping to stave off cancer.
Which type of tea you drink can make a difference. All non-herbal teas are made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The amount of time the leaves are processed determines whether you end up with a green, black or oolong tea.
The green teas are the least processed and tend to have the highest amounts of polyphenols, and the only type that contain the polyphenol, catechin, which is why many studies have been done using only green teas. Certain herbal teas are known for their medicinal values, including soothing the digestive system.
Ginger Tea Benefits: 8 health benefits of ginger tea
While there are many products around the world that are similar to the Jamaican snacks, there is a sense of difference which what makes them unique. Jamaican snacks are sweet, salty, sour, bitter, crunchy, soft and many other flavor and texture profile.
For a salty crunch, Jamaicans enjoy the taste of banana chips, cassava chips as well as plantain chips and in recent times Breadfruit chips.
Jamaican snacks that appeal to the sweet tooth includes Catch, biscuits (Butterkist), Bun (not just at Easter but enjoyed all year round), Tiki, Bobbi, Coco Crisp, Nuggets among others.
Jamaican snacks are savory and sour and can be found in many forms such as tamarind and dried peppered shrimp.
In giving a piece of Jamaica to those who love Jamaica and those who miss Jamaica, we provide Jamaican Care Packages filled with your favorite Jamaican snacks.
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JAMAICA'S NATIONAL DISH
Ackee and Saltfish is a traditional Jamaican, as well as the National dish of Jamaica that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A background on ackee: Ackee is actually a fruit. This fruits was imported in 1725 from Ghana. Ackee or Aki is another name for the Akan tribe, Akyem. It is also known as Blighia sapida. The scientific name honours Captain William Bligh who took the fruit from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793 and introduced it to science. Because parts of the fruit are toxic, there are shipping restrictions when being imported to countries such as the United States.
To prepare the dish, salt cod is sautéed with boiled ackee, onions, Scotch Bonnet peppers, tomatoes, and spices, such as black pepper and pimiento. It can be garnished with bacon and tomatoes, and is usually served as breakfast or dinner alongside breadfruit, hard dough bread, dumplings, fried plantain, or boiled green bananas.
Ackee and saltfish can also be eaten with rice and peas or plain white rice. When seasonings (onion, escallion, thyme, garlic) and saltfish are combined with plain rice it is often called seasoned rice which can be a one pot meal including ackee.
Jamaican stew chicken
Brown stew chicken, also referred to as stew chicken, is a dish typically eaten for dinner throughout the English speaking Caribbean islands. The dish is popular in Jamaica, Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Belize, Dominica and in Caribbean communities throughout the world. The dish is called brown because of the distinct dark colour of the dish. The colour is achieved by browning the chicken in brown sugar, which creates a rich gravy to which main vegetable components like onions, garlic and carrots are added.
YOU SPOKE AND WE LISTENED
I know we are late in officially wishing you a Happy New Year. We hope 2019 has been great so far. We are thankful for your support and we have been receiving many private emails about changes that would be favorable.
It is much easier to do in bullet points so the three areas of concern were:
Thank you for your business!!! Happy 2019