El Plebeyo Whole Peruvian Corn - Choclo Entero Peruano
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Choclo, also referred to as Peruvian corn or Cuzco corn after the capital city of the Inca empire is a large-kernel variety of field corn from the Andes. It is consumed in parts of Central America and South America, especially in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia. When compared to sweet corn, the kernels are larger and chewier and have a starchy, hefty texture, rather than a sweet taste. The taste and appearance are somewhat like hominy. Choclo is used in the making of humitas in Bolivia, choclo arepas in Colombia and for pastel de choclo. Peruvian corn is often white in colour.
The word choclo derives from the Quechua word choccllo and has since taken on a broader context within the Spanish language, often being used to refer to cobs of corn in general.
In Peru, choclo is commonly served as an accompaniment to dishes such as ceviche, and its toasted, salted form, like corn nuts, are customarily given free to restaurant patrons upon being seated. Full ears of choclo are also a popular street food in Peru and other Andean countries, typically served with a slice of cheese as choclo con queso.
While flavours vary greatly, finger foods like choclo con queso mirror the popularity of corn on the cob as a convenient street snack in Latin America. Similar to Mexican elote.