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Peru Food- Amazon

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In the Amazon jungle there is plentiful of fruits such as papayas, maracuya or passion fruit, paw-paw, chirimoya or custard apple and mangoes among others and is part of the everyday meals of the population. Banana is a staple food, it accompanies almost every dish. Bananas are eaten fried, grilled, boiled, mashed and raw.


Juane: Chicken and rice with local spices wrapped and cooked in bijao leaves. It is usually accompanied with fried bananas, cassava root and chili peppers.


Preparing a river turtle stew


The Amazon River provides plenty of fresh water fish, those that are part of the local cuisine are paiche, sabalo, bagre, palometa and even piranha among others. They are prepared in many dishes including soups and stews. The hunt of river turtles and black caymans are now prohibited by law but were once a delicacy in Peruvian Amazon cuisine.


Patarashca: Fish marinated and filled with local spices wrapped and grilled in bijao leaves. It is one of the typical dishes of Tarapoto.



More about Peru Food


Food in the Coast

In the Coast, seafood is the heart of its many dishes. Perhaps the most popular dish is ceviche.

Food in the Andes

Food in the Andes is based on native crops such as potatoes, quinoa and local animals such as guinea pigs and llamas.

Native Crops of Peru

Crops endemic to Peru have been consumed since pre-Colombian civilizations. The potato is the main ingredient in many Andean dishes.


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