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Black Tucupi (Tucupi preto) ready to take over the umami space in gastronomy
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The Obscure Sauce That Is Changing Indigenous Economies in the Amazon, a great article written by Nick Gill and published in the New Worlder. "In the Amazon Basin, an ancestral sauce made from the fermented extract of yuca, something once believed to have no monetary value, is changing indigenous economies. "Called a handful of names from tucupí preto and ají negro to casaramá and ualako, indigenous communities around the region pass down recipes from generation to generation. "To make it, yuca brava (Manihot esculenta), the poisonous form of yuca or manioc, is peeled and soaked in water for several days. After the juice separates from the starch, which gets used...