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What are good examples of Latin American foods?

List of Latin American Foods

  • Sofrito. Sofrito sauce is one of the most important seasonings of Latin American cuisine. Each cook is said to have her own version of sofrito.
  • Empanadas. Empanadas are meat- or cheese-filled turnover pies popular throughout Latin America. ...
  • Flan. Flan, also known as “crème caramel” or “caramel custard,” is a favorite dessert among Latin Americans.

What is the best Latin American food?

The 10 Healthiest Latin American Foods

  • Quinoa. Protein-rich and gluten-free, it is no wonder that quinoa, from the Peruvian highlands, was considered to be the ‘mother of all grains’ by the Incas when it was domesticated ...
  • Pichuberry. ...
  • Sacha Inchi. ...
  • Lucuma. ...
  • Amaranth. ...
  • Ceviche. ...
  • Purple Potatoes. ...
  • Maca. ...
  • Purple Corn. ...
  • Acai. ...

What foods are popular in Latin America?

The most popular Latin American food in the world

  1. Tacos. One of the traditional tacos in the country: the taco al pastor. ...
  2. Tortillas. The tortilla is one of the staples in the Mexican basket. ...
  3. Nachos. Sale of nachos in the United States, where they have become popular. ...
  4. Burrito. Burrito from Taco Bell, in California. ...
  5. Tamale. ...
  6. Quesadilla. ...
  7. Guacamole. ...
  8. Ceviche. ...
  9. Barbecue. ...
  10. Mole. ...

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What is the Latin American diet?

Starting at the base of the pyramid, you’ll find:

  • Foods to eat every day: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
  • Twice weekly servings of fish and seafood
  • Moderate portions of poultry, eggs, and dairy.
  • Infrequent servings of meats and sweets.

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