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AJÍ YUQUITANIA

FROM THE IMMENSITY OF THE JUNGLE

THE YUQUITANIA

Yuquitania is an ancestral preparation made with Amazonian chili, one of the power plants of the jungle. It is a traditional preparation of different varieties of chili peppers, smoked or dried in the sun and mixed with salt.

 

It is the traditional spice of the indigenous peoples of the Colombian Amazon.  

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ORÍGENES: AJÍ AMAZÓNICO

ORIGIN VAUPÉS

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In the Barasana language, salt is "moa" and it means movement, activation and work. The chili is "bia" and means renewal.

Tone: Dark red.
Flavor: Smoked.
Spiciness level: Medium-high.
Spirit animal: Jaguar.

ORIGIN GUAVIARE

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Its red color reminds us of the

rock art of the Serranía La Lindosa and the color of its sunsets.

Tone: Red.

Flavor: Chili pepper dry in the sun with fruity tones.
Spiciness level: Medium.
Spirit animal: Danta.

ORIGIN GUAINÍA

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It is yellow like the hind feathers of the Crested Oropendola and its flavor is intense like its chants.   ​

 

Tone: Yellow.

Flavor: Chili pepper dry in the sun with fruity tones.
Spiciness level: Medium-high.
Spirit Animal: Crested Oropendola.

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"Chili is at the heart of our culture, at the heart of our diet and at the heart of our traditional knowledge."

 
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