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Cucumber is a fruit

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It has become accustomed to think of cucumber as a vegetable but in reality it is not. Cucumber is actually a fruit that belongs to the family cucurbitaceous including melons, zucchini, pumpkins and squash. All these which can be grown on farms listed on Belize real estate rentals.

There is a variety of cucumber that differ in color size and texture of skin, however they are listed under two types which are slicing cucumber and pickling cucumber. The slicing cucumber is grown for consumption in its fresh and raw form. They are usually large in size and have a thick smooth skin. It also varies in color and size depending on the variety of slicing cucumber. The prickly cucumber is mainly grown for processing into pickle. These are small in size, at times thinly skinned and having some tiny white spines. Cucumbers grow in vines in almost any tropical environment making farm lands in Cayo, Belize real estatethe ideal property.
Soothing and cool cucumbers are rich in vitamins and minerals …

Snorkeling Belize’s Pristine waters

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Snorkeling is a prevalentactivitythat many expats and visitors find thrillingand have on their bucket list for Belize. Once you have booked your belize vacation home rental you can look forward to pristine and sparkling clear waters. Belize is the home of the largest Barrier Reef in the entire Northern Hemisphere and is a must visit while staying at your belize luxury rental.

Snorkeling is an activity that is enjoyed by the young and old, eitheras a couple, with friends or the entire family. Ensure to always have an experienced guide when doing any Belize tour. You are in for an amazing experience of a whole new world with hundreds of fish species and a variety of living corals, colorful sea fans, sponges, sea whips, gorgonians, crabs, rays, eels along with cleaner shrimp.Even if you are staying in an off grid living rental in Belize, tours can easily be arranged.
For those whowant to keep their boat ride to a minimum and still dive a spectacular reef you can snorkel off the beach at …

Belize’s School System

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When you are looking to relocate to your belize property and you have young kids school options are something to consider. School is very important in order to prepare your kids for further education. Belize has a very good educational system comprised of public and private options, so when you are moving to your rainforest property in Belize be sure to ask us about detailed school information in our area.  

Most children start kindergarten at the age of four. From this stage, they move onwards to Primary School where they will spend the next eight years enrolled in a school near while you are livingin belize. Once they graduate from primary school they move on to four years of High School in an institution near your belize property.
Most schools in Belize are operated under Catholic, Anglican or Methodist denomination. Almost all primary and high schools in Belize use uniforms. Only Junior Colleges and Universities do not use uniforms.The cost of education in Belize can range from rid…

The Tapir - Belize National Animal

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In 1981 the Biards tapir was declared the National Animal of Belize. The tapir is known asMountain Cow and are the largest land mammalsthatdwell in the rainforest properties in Belize. Although it is called mountain cow, this creature has no relations with cows but in fact the tapir is related to the horse and also kin to rhinoceros but are shaped like a pig.

These dusty brown mammals are chubbily built with short legs and dumpy nose trunk. They have a white fringe around the eyes and lips and its ear tips are also white and on occasions some spottedroaming Belize property for salealso have white patches of fur on the throat and chest. A tapir is almost the size of a donkey but weights up to 600 pounds and thus the name of “Danto” in Spanish.
Tapirs are mostly active during the night as they feed along river banks near better in Belize ecocommunity since it is located along the macal river. These creatures are herbivorous mammals that feed on grass, leaves, buds fruits and aquatic veget…

Oregano - Belize

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The ancient herb oregano was once used as by the great Maya people many years ago in the rainforest properties in Belize and is now still being used by the Belizean people for its culinary and healing properties. This flowering perennial herb related to the mint family and are seen growing throughout Belize off grid homes.

Oregano prefers a hot, sunny and dry climate thus making Better in Belize Eco-community the perfect place to plant and grow this herb where you can enjoy its balsamic, pungent and zesty aroma. There are two varieties of oregano grown and used in Belize one is a thin small green leafed that is greatly used in culinarians all over the world especially in pizza and spaghetti sauce. The other variety is known as the Mexican oregano, it has large, thick fuzzy edge leafs that are pale green and can be substitute for other herbs and for medical purposes.
Oregano can be grown both outdoors and indoors making it great to plant around the flutterby finca at Better in Belize e…

Bush Medicine in Belize

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Living in Belize has its many benefitsespecially if you purchase a rainforestproperty in Belize with all themedicinal plants that would be at your disposal. Our Belize eco-community holds many medicinal plants that can be found countrywide. The locals here call these medicinal plants “bush medicine”. They use various plant roots, flowers, barks, seeds, and leaves to cure common illnesses.

Many Belizeans prefer to try their herbal remedies before visiting any hospital or paying for a consultation with a doctor. If you are looking for Belizereal estatebe sure to inquire what is in your backyard. Some of these can easily be found along the road or in your neighbor’s backyard as well.
Five of the most commonly used medicinal plants in our off-grid property for sale are:
Sorosi– a vine growing plantfound at Better In Belize EcoVillageis boiled and used as a tonic to treat and prevent parasites. It is also used for the treatment of tardy or painful menses.
Jackass Bitters–its name comes from t…

Lemony Lemon Grass

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Tropical Belize is home to many rainforest properties for sale that come along with a few shrubs that end up being very useful and beneficiary to the owners. One of these shrubs include the lemon grass plant which is a perennial plant that grows in large clusters of long thin green leaves. This plant resembles the common field or cow grass and it has a pleasing lemony, citrus aroma when crumpled.

There are more than fifty varieties of lemon grass but not all are used for culinary, medicinal or agricultural purposes.Many Belizeans have lemon grass plants growing in their Belize off grid home gardens, apart from just being seen as a decorative plant, lemongrass is also cultivated for its health benefits.
For many years the lemon grass also known as fever grass has been used as a traditional remedy to reduce and alleviate many fever and digestives issues inBelize properties. The grass leaves are pruned and boiled into a tea to alleviate diarrhea and stomach ache in both adults and children…

Belize Vacation Home Rental

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There was a time when flights to Belize were few and expensive. Fortunately for all those looking to travel now there are so many options and for less! When you decide to travel and book a Belize Vacation Home Rental planning is so much easier.

Southwest Airlines started daily flights from Hobby International Airport in Houston, Texas direct to Belize. With the increase in popularity of this flight for those coming to vacation in Belize, they have recently inaugurated another direct flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Southwest Airlines known for its dirt cheap airfares has become a premium choice for those flying to look for Belize real estate.
Other airlines operating in Belize include American Airlines, United Airlines, Copa Airlines and Avianca connecting Belize with North and South America. Our Belize rainforest living rentals will suit anyone flying in and looking for an adventure with a touch of sustainability. Canadians are not staying behind since Westjet just announced anot…

Belize real estate

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Have you ever wondered what it felt like thousands of years ago during Mayan healing ceremonies in Belize? The Garcia sisters can take you back to that experience while you are in search of Belize real estate. They are known for their slate carvings which are in display in art galleries around the world.

You are able to join Maria Garcia for a traditional Maya lunch prior to you engaging in the ancestral healing energies of this famous Mayan spiritual healer. Maya lunches involve traditional dishes such as chaya tamales, pokchuk or pibil. Their home in Belize serves as a base for their ceremonies and entertaining visitors in Mayan culture and traditions.
When you take a tour of Better In Belize Eco Village and view our belize houses we can also arrange for you to participate in one of their Mayan healing ceremonies. You will be taken to the Mayan village of San Antonio located about 10 miles from San Ignacio Town. If you would like to find out more about these tours in Belize contact …

Holiday rentals at Better in Belize

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Belize is a diverse destination which is filled with an abundance of cultural influence and vast amount of green and pristine tropicalrainforest property in Belize. The best and perfect time to stay and explore is during the holiday at Better in Belize eco lodge.
Better in Belize eco-community is 132 acres of tropical paradise located in Western Belize in the beautiful Cayo District. Located at the foothills of the Maya mountains just off the banks of the spectacular Macal River, this ecolodge offers two of the most unique Belize vacation home rentals at incredibleprices you won’t be able to resist.

The Toucan House is one not only a vacation home rental in Belize but also an off-grid cabin for sale. This property is approximately 1.01-acre lot with a beautiful 5-bedroom eco-lodge is set up just like a Bed and Breakfast that offers an all all-day meal plan for guest who wish to have their meals prepared.The toucan home consists of 2 bedrooms on the main floor along with an upper loft be…

Delicious Tropical Pineapple

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Pineapples are a sticky, sweet and delicious Tropical Fruit that are planted by farmers in theirBelize propertyfarms. They are also known as ananas with a string and soft texture pulp that is very sweet. The outer skin of the pineapple is somewhat shaped like a cone and is very prickly or thorny with spikes.
Pineapples can be cultivated in the backyard of your rainforest property in Belize as it grows from a crown cutting of the fruit. It flowers between 5-10 months and begins fruiting in the following six months. This tangy sweet fruit can be consumed either freshly cut, blended into fresh juice, preserved or used in your cuisine whist preparing a scrumptious meal in your or used to prepare your favorite tropical drink or alcoholic beverage that you can enjoy while relaxing in your Belize off grid homes Pineapple has many nutritional value and purchasing some while living in Belizeeco-lodgeis a brilliant idea as it not only has its nutritional value but is contains some amazing health…

Why Belizeans love Lime

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On very hot days a tall cold glass of freshly squeezed lime juice would be the perfect drink to relish on the deck of a lovely Belize vacation home rental.  Limes can be found in abundance can be found in any store or vegetable/fruit stalls at the markets. Lime juice is a refreshing drink that is also sold at most restaurants and food stalls throughout the country.

Limes are small hybrid citrus fruits, the size of a small orange, with skin green in color, flesh white and very acidic. Thus, the reason for its many uses. Having few in the pantry of your Belize rental for vacation is a great idea as you can use it in almost anything and everything from cooking to cleaning. Not only for its juice but also for cleaning chicken instead of vinegar, it can be used to marinatemeats for ceviche, or used as a garnish on the side of your favorite margarita.  
Take a peek in your Belize home rental’s backyard, you might be lucky enough to have a tree bearing fruit. Once you are able to harvest them …

Tomato (Tomayto or Tomahto)

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Tomato is considered to be both a fruit and vegetable andare often red in color although green ones are quite popular. It forms a basic part of cuisines acrossBelize and Belize homesfor sale. Tomato plants belong to the annual nightshade plant and grow in bunches and are small,round and often weight around 4ounces. They have soft, pinkish red flesh,numerous seeds and are slightly sweet.
Tomatoe sare used in different foods as it improves the flavor and aroma. It is a must in pasta, pizzas, ketchup, and now in various beverages. They are relatively easy to cultivate and grow very quickly, making them a great food source and can be grown in your rainforest property in Belize. Tomato plants come in varieties and provide unique health benefits. The health benefits of tomatoes include eye care, digestion and it is great for blood circulation,  reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Consuming tomato on a daily basis aids in skindifficulties and urinary tract infections too as it impr…

It’s getting Better in Belize

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The Beautiful and untouched country of Belize has made its way through winning the number 10 spot on Fodor’s Travel List 2018, making it another reason to purchase a lot and own a pristine Belize property to call home.

Better in Belize gives you that opportunity to become a part of this beautiful jewel of ours which holds “rich history, rewarding explorations and natural beauty as describe on Fodor’s Travel website. This 132-unspoiled rainforest eco community offers great cheap off grid land for sale. You can to choose from an untouched forest lot and commence constructing your own desired home or you have the option of choosing from one of our Belize off grid homes. Fodor offers travel advice throughput the social media make it clear that Belize is indeed a unique country with an abundance of natural beauty and attraction it is indeed the best place for Canadians to retire as well as Americans and any one looking to be part of a country that has a diverse culture and is full of history…

Crunchy Carrots

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Carrot is a root vegetable that is usually orange in color due to its high content of carotene and is cultivated on farms some which are listed under Belize rental property for sale.Carrots is a biennial plant with its leaves being the first to grow then the taproot which takes about four months or 120 days to mature.Carrots grow best when planted under the full sun but are tolerant to some shade, their ideal soil type which can be found on off grid living rentals in Belize is loose well, drained, sandy or loamy soil.

This root crop can be eaten either raw in which it only releases 3 percent of it carotene during digestion or cooked in which it releases up to 39percent. Carrots can be chopped and boiled, fried or steamed and cooked in soups and stews. It can also be blended to make chutney or purees to make baby food. Grabbing a few and bringing back to your Belize home rental is ideal as you can bake a delicious carrot cake, make a yummy carrot pudding or a carrot juice.
The nutrients…

Corn or Maize

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Corn is the oldest cultivated and edible grain that is grown throughout farms in Belize property which belongs to the grass family. In Spanish corn is known as maize and it has been grown and used for centuries by the Ancient Mayas throughout the entire nation which now Belize rainforest land for sale.

Corn is planted and grown by local farmers and now farmers from the Mennonite community in Spanish lookout where unique Cayo, Belize real estate properties are available. There are various varieties of corn but the most popular ones are yellow and white kernels.  Corn has many uses in its different stages and can be used either in its green and ripe stage or left to mature and dry.  During its green, ripe stage, corn is used to make Belize famous “Dukunu” or Tamalito in Spanish and the juice from grounding is used to make a porridge known as Atole. The corn ears can also be boiled or roasted and eaten with lime and salt or an option of cheese and cream.
Local farmers use dried and ground…