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Pasoca – An Innovative Food Product of Region 9

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8th of March, 2024. Guyana, South America. GSA News. Guyana News.

Last updated: March 8, 2024 at 10:28 am

Pasoca is a nutritious, innovative food product consumed in Guyana mostly by the people of Region 9. Made by fusing tasso and cassava farine, the practice of making pasoca likely originated in neighboring Brazil and was subsequently imported into the Rupununi because of the proximity of the two places and the intermingling of the peoples. To date, most pasoca is made in Brazil and imported into Region 9. Pasoca is also made in Region 9, but to a lesser extent.

Pasoca is made by combining farine and finely shredded tasso meat. Like the two fused ingredients, this innovative food product has a long shelf life and can last several months without refrigeration. Pasoca is great tasting and nutritious. It keeps you feeling energized and full, and can be eaten at any time of the day.

Pasoca is one of those great “survival foods” that doesn’t rely on modern technology for preservation or production. Due to its long shelf and simplicity in making, it would help humans survive if technology disappeared tomorrow!

Have you ever eaten pasoca? Tell us in the comments.

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