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Introduction to Peruvian Specialties

The rich climate characteristics of Peru provide different kinds of plants and animals for cooking purposes, so the variety of Peruvian cuisine is very rich. But in the process of traveling in Peru, we will not only taste Peruvian food but also buy Peruvian specialties, so what are the Peruvian specialties? The following is a list of Peruvian specialties that I have listed for you. If you are interested, you can learn about it!

One of Peru’s Specialties: Alpaca Shawls

Alpaca is an animal unique to the Peruvian Andes. It is extremely powerful and is good at climbing mountains and mountains. As early as the Inca Empire, alpaca was the main llama of the Peruvian Indians. Not only that, the meat of alpaca is also the most important meat of the Incas. It can be said that alpaca has a very important position in the history of Peru.

Because alpaca grows on the plateau, it is always in a harsh environment with large temperature difference between day and night and strong sunlight radiation, so its wool is better than wool, rabbit hair, mohair, etc. in terms of moisturizing, keeping warm and resisting sunlight radiation. The general alpaca wool is called “Albaka”, the long hair of the adult alpaca is called “Suli”, and the wool of the cub is called “Babe”. “Suli” is used to weave “Chamanto”. The biggest feature of this fluff is that it does not need to be dyed, because “Suli” is naturally divided into 17 colors.

Peruvian specialties: alpaca wool products

After coming out of the train station, you need to pass through a local craft market, and everyone was immediately attracted by the dazzling array of gadgets. Everything from alpaca wool items to jewelry to gadgets. Here, you can give full play to your bargaining skills to ensure that you have something to gain.

I bought such a jumping fur, which will soon become a photo prop for everyone. After bargaining, it only costs 70 soles. Real alpaca products, the color will be darker, softer, and a shawl starts at 200 soles.

One of Peru’s specialties: exquisite handicrafts

The sanblas area on the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. Spanish colonists built Spanish-style buildings on the building blocks of the ancient Inca Empire. This peculiar fusion and transformation can be seen in the historic center of Cusco. Walking in the streets that are not too wide can feel a strong sense of history. The Sanblas area gathers Cusco’s craftsmen and handicraft shops. The craftsmen without shops set up stalls here at night. On these stalls, they can find perhaps the most exquisite handicrafts in Peru. The famous ancient Inca architecture is ingeniously conceived. And the marvel of engineering – the “Dodecagon” is located in this area.

The Inca gift market in Lima, Peru, sells ornaments with Inca cultural characteristics made of copper, silver, turquoise, etc., as well as APACA wool carpets, a special product of the Peruvian Mountains (tickets) area, which are quite commemorative. In addition, leather products such as wallets, belts, and handbags with patterns on the books, as well as handmade folk arts and pottery products made by residents in forest areas and mountain areas, are also quite distinctive.

Peru’s specialty: Pisco

It is a popular spirits distilled from grapes in Peru. It is well-known in the world and can be called the national wine of Peru.

Pisco wine is native to the Pisco region of Peru. It is made from grape juice and is distilled and brewed. The color is light, the alcohol content is about 40 degrees on average, and the taste is sweet and mellow. In the early days of Pisco, there were no restrictions on wine grape varieties, but Pais was used in most cases. Pais is a red grape variety that has a long history and is widely grown in Chile and is called “Mission” in Mexico and Canada. But to this day, Pisco is mainly made from muscadine grapes.

One of Peru’s specialties: coffee

Peruvian coffee has a unique local flavor, and when you come to Lima, you must not miss it.

Peruvian specialty: lapis lazuli

Lapis lazuli is a rare gemstone that has won the favor of the people with its bright blue color. Currently, it is only produced in Afghanistan, Burma, Peru, Chile and other places. It has been regarded as a precious handicraft since the Babylonian era, and can be ground into dye.

Peru’s specialty: yacon

Those who are very particular about health care probably won’t miss Peru’s yacon. This is a common root food in the life of the Indians, growing in the Andes mountains above 1,000 meters above sea level in South America. The flesh of the yacon fruit is crystal clear, the taste is very like a pear, the juice is very rich, and the taste is sweet and crisp. What’s even better is that yacon fruit has a very high nutritional value and also has the effect of losing weight, which is very popular among people. Although since 2002, China has also begun to introduce yacon from South America. However, if you come to Peru, you might as well try the yacon on this high mountain, the taste may be very different.

Peru’s specialty: cactus fruit

Everyone must have seen cactus bloom, but rarely see the fruit of cactus. In South America, the fruit of the cactus is a kind of fruit that people love. In Peru’s fruit market, people can buy a kilogram of cactus fruit for about 20 yuan. In a fruit-rich country, such a price is already very expensive. Of course, there is a reason for this. After all, the growth cycle of cactus fruit is particularly long, which is long enough for four years to be picked, and the picking is also very difficult. Plus the fruit has antioxidant properties, which are good for the skin.

Peru’s specialty: South American ginseng

“South American ginseng” Maca is a peculiar plant that grows on a plateau four thousand meters above sea level in the Peruvian Andes of South America. Maca’s rhizomes are plump and round, like small round radishes. After such a description, the little friends should be curious, how did the plain-looking Maca become “South American ginseng”? This is probably due to the extremely rich nutritional value of Maca. It has the magical effect of enhancing physical strength, endurance and anti-fatigue ability. It is a super “charging treasure”. When visiting the local area, tourists from Nanjing Travel Agency can also take some maca along with them to taste the taste that was cherished by the Incas as a “gift from the gods”.

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