Display and consumption of dried/salted fish in Peru

Credit:Juan Martin Canturin Garcia (Peru)

Dried and salted fish in Peru



The inset photo dried / salted anchovy shown in the target market to low-income consumers. Dry and salted fish is considered an alternative source of protein for people in highland areas.

Dried fish consumption is not as high because the Andean people are not accustomed to eat the kind of fish.

However, this product occurs mainly in the district of Carquín – Huacho), while this product is a good choice of food, especially for the people of the mountains and forests of Peru that are more accustomed salted and dried products. Usually, as the salting and drying process is performed manually, the production cost is generally low.



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