Amajana potato

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This is a local variety of Andean potato: the skin is purple, as well as the sweet, aerolated flesh. It has an elongated, elliptical shape. Each potato weighs about 100 grams.

They are grown especially in Santa Ana, in the most eastern part of the Jujuy province, in the transition area between the valley and Quebrada de Humahuaca. This is a rather dry area crossed by Rio Grande, its altitudes range between 1800 and 3800 m above sea level, near the border to Argentina.

Here, farmers grow hundreds of varieties that have been selected over 4000 years of history.

Amajana potatoes are eaten as a side dish to accompany meat recipes, or used as an ingredient in some traditional dishes of the region.

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Production area:Santa Ana

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Nominated by:José Martin Cruz