Day 158 of 365 Things To DO in Panama
Day 158 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Snack on Panamanian Carimañolas .
Carimañola is a Panamanian cuisine meat-pie in a torpedo-shaped yuca fritter, stuffed with cheese, seasoned ground meat or shredded chicken and fried.
Yuca could be considered the bread of Panama, next to rice and red beans, it is essential in every Panamanian home. It tastes much like a potato and is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as an effect on cholesterol levels. Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also called yuca or manioc, is a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae (spurge family) native to South America. The yuca plant is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates.