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Chicha de Jora: the beer of the Andes

March 29, 2017

Let’s have a toast with Chicha!

 

Wait…Chicha?

 

Believe or not this drink came from the Inca Empire and keep many fans around Peru during celebrations or rituals.

 

But what the chicha is?

According to Wikipedia is: a corn beer chicha prepared by germinating maize, extracting the malt sugars, boiling the wort, and fermenting it in large vessels (traditionally huge earthenware vats) for several days.

 

In simple words is a artisanal beer based on maize and according to the legend, during the times of the Inca Tupac Yupanqui, intense rains deteriorated the silos ( kind of store house) where the corn was stored and it was fermented. So they threw away all that liquid and suddenly a hungry Indian found it, swallowed it, and became intoxicated (drunk actually). This was how their alcoholic value was discovered in the ancient empire. Over time, however, this drink became the favorite of the Inca nobility and was used especially for religious purposes.

 

Nowadays is very well used as beer in traditional festivities, rituals to the Pachamama or religious patron of the province.

What are the benefits of the Chicha de Jora?

  • It has diuretic properties.

 

  • It is highly recommended for people with diabetes.

 

  • It helps you lose weight.

 

  • Helps us feel relaxed when we are tired.

 

  • Helps lower blood pressure.

 

  • Contains enzymes and zinc.

 

  • Helps men not to suffer from prostate.

 

  • At home to suffer from kidney disease. Drinking it, will give us a chance to go to the bathroom and eliminate toxins.

 

  • It has medicinal properties against heart disease.

 

  • Helps prevent the flu.

 

 

 

 

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