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By Nonso Egbo

02 February 2022   |  
7:00 pm

In Amazonian Peru, a popular drink, Masato de yucca, is made with human spit and cassava. Masato is a fermented drink that has its roots in Yuca- a big tuber with lots of starch and very little sugar. Masato de yuca has been prepared in the Peruvian Amazon for at least a thousand years, before…

Masato De Yuca. Photo El Siglo de Durango

In Amazonian Peru, a popular drink, Masato de yucca, is made with human spit and cassava. Masato is a fermented drink that has its roots in Yuca- a big tuber with lots of starch and very little sugar.

Masato de yuca has been prepared in the Peruvian Amazon for at least a thousand years, before the rise of the Inca Empire and the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. It’s…



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