The Guinea Pig or (Cuy) Curiosities about.
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History of CUY Guinea Pig:
The Guinea Pig (CUY) as it is called in the Andes in Cuzco in Peru, is a rodent native to South America, is a species native to the Cordillera, and has been domesticated more than 2,500 years ago. It is known in English-speaking countries as (GUINEA PIG). In Peru in Cuzco the tradition comes from before the INKAS, in the pre-Columbian tombs, pre-Inkas and Inkas found rest of CUY. They were also used by ritual healers, used animals to diagnose diseases in all the Andes. Today in the, it is fashionable, all tourists try this exotic dish, as a delicious delicacy, and in other countries they are pets.
The Nutritional Qualities of Guinea Pig Meat (Cuy):
Meat has an important source of animal protein in the diet, as it is a product of excellent quality, high biological value, high protein and low fat. After the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire, many historians wrote about the importance of Cuy in the natives' diet. Besides having an excellent taste and tenderness, it is of high quality. They also found it is good for fighting cancer cells, according to studies.
The National CUY Day in Peru:
it has the national day of the Guinea pig in the, and it is every second Friday of the month of October, and it is considered National Patrimony of the Nation, they do festivals contests, festivals and, are prepared in different plates. Peru is the country that consumes the most Cuy meat (because of India) in Latin America, then comes Bolivia, Ecuador. It is in the Peruvian restaurants in the United States if it consumes enough according to the researches done.
Curiosities about the (Guinea Pig-CUY) in Peruvian Culture:
The Spaniards made native artists, Indians paint, weave and carve items with Catholic themes to decorate churches and evangelize the natives. The artists copied engravings imported from Europe but added touches from Peru. Today people from all over the world come to see the cathedrals of, with the indigenous representations of the Last Supper with Jesus and the 12 disciples eating the guinea pig ( Cuy) at the last supper.
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