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Pasoca – An Innovative Food Product of Region 9

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.