Food in Gran Canaria

Very special connotation has the Venzolan influence with which it has had a special link as it is one of the closest countries in distance and the biggest step of people from one place has another record. In addition, due to its proximity to Africa, it also has components from the African continent.

Due to the Guanche origin of the Canarian people where barley played an essential role, it is found in their diet in a primordial way.
This is the case of gofio, obtained from roasted barley in which both wheat and corn are currently mixed.
Apart from this, the Guanche diet was based on fruits or vegetables and shellfish from the area. Once the Spaniards arrived and with the conquest of America, ingredients such as potatoes (potatoes), corn and other products began to be used.


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