DESDE LA INMENSIDAD DE LA SELVA
La Yuquitania es una preparación ancestral elaborada con ají amazónico, una de las plantas de poder de la selva. Es una preparación tradicional de diferentes variedades de ajíes ahumados o secos al sol y mezclados con sal.
Es el picante tradicional de los pueblos indígenas de la Amazonía Colombiana.
ANCESTRAL PREPARATIONS: AJI YUQUITANIA
La familia Mejía de la comunidad de San Francisco, nos comparte su sabiduría y conocimiento ancestral de la preparación de la Yuquitania y la importancia del ají en su cultura y su cotidianidad.
The chili pepper is an ancestral plant that has been used by indigenous cultures since millennial times and it is part of the cultural heritage of the Amazon region.
In this territory there are more than 32 native varieties of chili and it is one of the most important crops for the communities due to its medicinal uses, its symbolism and the rituals it fosters.
Currently the project works with indigenous and farming families that produce Ají Yuquitania in two territories of the Colombian Amazon: Vaupés and Guaviare. Each of these origins tells stories of the jungle and its people.
Cultivated and produced by indigenous Tucano, Siriano and Cubeo families that inhabit the vicinity of the Vaupés River.
In the Barasana language, salt is "moa" and it means movement, activation and work; and the chili for its part is "biä" and means renewal. The relationship with the plant goes beyond being just a food, for them, this is a sacred plant.
Tone: Dark red.
Spiciness level: Medium-high.
Spirit animal: Jaguar.
Cultivated and produced by farming families of Guaviare that are part of ASOPROAJI, a social project to overcome the armed conflict.
Currently, the chili pepper has become a crop that has replaced illicit crops in the region, becoming a productive alternative that brings peace and stability to the territories.
Flavor: Chili pepper dry in the sun with fruity tones.
Spiciness level: Medium.
Spirit animal: Danta.