Mole

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A group of traditional Mexican pastes that are made into sauces that range in flavor from delicately spicy to very rich and spicy. The sauces are made with a mixture of ingredients that include onions, garlic, chile peppers, ground nuts (almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sesame seeds), toasted bread or crackers, spices, sunflower or soybean oils, sugar, and occasionally a small amount of sweet chocolate, if the sauce is red Mole. Mole sauce can be reddish-brown in color with a sharp spicy flavor or green colored, known as green Mole or Mole verde. Mole verde, which has a milder flavor, is made with green peppers and tomatillos. Mole pastes are typically mixed with water or a chicken broth (1 part Mole paste to 3 parts water/broth) before being heated and boiled. It is then added as a seasoning and marinade for seafood, chicken, pork, eggs or egg dishes, enchiladas, rice, refried beans, or tamales.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup, sauce
Calories164
Protein3g
Total Fat10g
Total Carbohydrates12g
Dietary Fiber4g
Potassium326mg
Sodium134mg
Serving Size1 cup, sauce
Calories571
Protein7g
Total Fat41g
Total Carbohydrates41g
Dietary Fiber10g
Potassium602mg
Sodium1164mg

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