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Kitchen Connection Goes to: Peru

Kitchen Connection Goes to: Peru

Peru is a country located in Western South American, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Peru is known for the Andes mountains and Inca ruins, such as Machu Picchu. Peru consists of rural and urban areas, with lifestyle varying depending on where you live. As a coastal country, Peru is known for its seafood.


Official Name:  Republic of Peru 

Capital:  Lima

Official Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

National Dish(es): Ceviche,Chupe de Camarones

Fun Facts:The potato is originally from Peru, and there are over 3,000 different varieties. Proud Peruvians use the phrase “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” (I am more Peruvian than the potato). Modern scientists are even reverting back to Ancient Peruvian planting methods in order to prevent strains of genetically modified potatoes from losing their resistance to famine.






"Insider Foodage"

*Country:  Peru

*Continent:  South America

Capital: Lima



*Largest City (ies):  Lima

*Primary Language(s):   Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

*%Urban to Rural:  77.72%

*Primary Agricultural Exports:   Hard Wheat, Yellow Corn ,Dried Distillers Grain, Soybean Meal ,Total whey ,Cheese  and Beef 

*Population: 31,624,208

*Food expenditure for one week:  $255.71

*Caloric intake available daily per person:  2,700 kcal

*Alcohol consumption per capita:  5.18 litre

*Obese population: 21.10%

*Meat consumption per person per year: 20.8 kg

*Prevalence of Hunger:  8.6 Global Index Score

*National Dish (es):  Ceviche,Chupe de Camarones

*National Drink(s):  Pisco Sour, Chilcano,Peruvian Lemonade ,Chicha Morado,Emoliente ,Cremolada

*Local produce:  Coffee, asparagus ,grapes

*Main religions: Christianity (majority Roman Catholic and a growing number of evangelical Protestants), indigenous religions

*Indigenous communities and their dishes:Achuar, Aguaruna, Asháninka, Shipibo, Huambisa, Quechua and Aymara,Afro-Peruvians, persons of Chinese descent (also known as Tusan) and persons of Japanese descent (Nikkei), Shuar

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