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Guarapo (Sugarcane Juice) Recipe

Guarapo is a traditional Latin American drink made from sugarcane juice. It is a refreshing beverage that is popular in Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Puerto Rico and Brazil.  To make guarapo, fresh sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract the juice. The juice is then served as a natural, …

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Panamanian Hojaldres Traditional Recipe

Hojaldres are a type of bread from Panama. The dough is made from basic ingredients like wheat flour, sugar, salt, oil and water. It’s then portioned out into small pieces, shaped into discs and fried. Though hojaldres are a bread, they are not made with yeast. The leavening agent used is baking powder but the …

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Stinking Toe Fruit (West Indian Locust Fruit)

Stinking Toe Fruit, also known as locust fruit or jatobá, is the fruit of the West Indian Locust, the largest tree in the Caribbean. A popular fruit throughout Latin America, it is known as Stinking Toe Fruit as its shape is similar to a big toe and its pungent smell is like a sweaty foot. …

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Panamanian Food: 14 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Panama

You might be dying to go to Panama for the famous Panama Canal, or Bocas Del Toro, or the San Blas Islands. We’ll warn you beforehand, though. There’s one thing you absolutely won’t see coming. And it’s the exquisite Panamanian food!   When it comes to food, Panama is filling all the diversity quotas. There’s a …

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