The Peruvian Quinoa, known as the golden grain of the Incas, is one of the’estrellas’ in Expocomer 2015, the most important trade fair in Central America, to be held from 12 to 22 March in Panama City.
Quinoa Week will be inaugurated on Wednesday night by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Magali Silva Velarde-Alvarez, in Bruges Cachiche restaurant.
The representative of the Peruvian franchise, José Marín Aliaga, told Andina news agency that the goal is “to give lift and spread the consumption of Peruvian quinoa in Panama”.
“During the Week of Quinoa will offer a special menu based on nutritious Andean grain and special prices, and those with greater acceptance will be introduced in the letter of Witches Cachiche” he said.
Because of octopus with crispy quinoa, quinoa solterito and quinoa salad with grilled chicken Thus, three entries will be offered.
Also three seconds quinoto shrimp chaufa quinoa with rump steak and tacu tacu seafood quinoa stuffing. And the desserts are banana cake with quinoa and quinoa porridge.
“Quinoa in Panama was very expensive, because it was considered a delicatessen product. There will now be a regular supply, so it seeks to promote consumption in the Panamanian market “he said.
Peru is the largest producer and exporter of quinoa, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The volume of foreign sales in 2014 reached 33.104 tons, 81% more than the previous year.