Central & South American

Yucca

Yucca

A root vegetable, similar in texture to its cousin the potato, this popular Latin American staple is often served as a side dish in Caribbean and South American cuisine. Just heat and serve.
Pacaya

Pacaya

A vegetable, the initial blossom of a variety of date palm tree; has a slight bitter taste. Used in salads; deep fried in egg batter or served in a tomato based sauce. Most appreciated by Guatemalans and Salvadorians. Consumed year round in particular during Holy Week and November 1 (All Souls/Dia de los Difuntos).
Nance

Nance

Yellow cherries from Guatemala in a sweet syrup with a touch of cinnamon. Perfect for desserts.
Loroco

Loroco

A vegetable, actually a flower bud; favored by Central Americans, but in particular Salvadorians. Served as a topping in pupusas, soups or mixed with rice; and in El Salvador even served on pizza!
Black Volteado Beans

Black Volteado Beans

Pureed black beans that have been lightly seasoned with onion, pepper and other condiments to a creamy paste consistency. Heated in a skillet and flipped or turned over (volteado) like an omelet. Served with platanos, tortillas, rice and either cheese or meat. A staple item in Central America particularly Guatemala.
White and Yellow Masarepa

White and Yellow Masarepa

A precooked corn flour, created through a dry milling process that removes the germ from the corn kernels. Kernels are then treated under pressure and high heat to create a milled, neutral flavored fine flour. Used extensively in Colombia and Venezuela for preparing arepas, polenta, soups, empanadas, hallacas (similar to a tamal) as well as desserts.
Yucca Harina

Yucca Harina

This powdered form of the tremendously popular Yucca vegetable makes a wonderful topping or seasoning with any of your favorite foods.
Quinoa

Quinoa

Quinoa is a small seed that has been cultivated in the Andes for thousands of years. It is not only delicious but exceptionally nourishing, with a higher percentage of protein than any grain, along with calcium, iron, vitamins and amino acids. Rinse before cooking, and then prepare as you would rice: as a side dish, in salads, stuffed peppers, casseroles, soups, and stews.
Puff Pastry Dough for Turnovers

Puff Pastry Dough for Turnovers

Let GOYA® take the work out of empanadas! Our flaky, buttery pastry rounds are also perfect for sweet traditional fillings such as guava and cheese.
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Other Central & South American Specialties

•  Gorditas •  Hot Yellow Pepper Paste
Pejivalles/Chontaduro Seda Bean
•  Chiltepe •  Canario Bean
•  Red Volteado Beans •  Bayo Bean
•  Masarepa Amarilla •  Whole Tomatillo
•  Farina de Madioca •  Mango Tierno
•  Ají Panca •  Elotitos
•  Panela •  Jocote
•  Giant White Hominy Corn •  Curtido Salvadoreño
•  White Hominy •  EncurtidoTejote/Manzanilla
•  Yellow Hominy •  Malagueta Pepper