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Brazil is a "country of immigrants." It is a richly diverse society where people from Europe, Africa, Asia, and indigenous peoples live together. In terms of food, Brazil has a unique culture where cuisine from all over the world and indigenous cuisine coexist.



The northern part of Brazil, where the tropical rainforest spreads out, is where many of indigenous people still live today. The traditional food culture to eat cassava potatoes and other root vegetables, river fish, coconuts, and tropical fruits remains. In recent years, the Amazonian cuisine is being reevaluated both in Brazil and abroad due to the growing health consciousness.

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Since the Portuguese arrived in Brazil in 1500, immigrants have come from all over the world in search of a new land, making Brazil a "melting pot." Besides dishes using Portugal's representative food, bacalhau (cod), bean dishes such as feijoada, which are a mix of European and West African cultures, and pasta and pizza brought by Italian immigrants, cassava, a staple food in the Amazon region, is also eaten throughout the country.



The Amazon region is the source of cacao. The cacao cultivated in plantations has been bred to grow straight and produce a large harvest, but wild cacao grows in its true form, blending in with the nature and lifestyle of the Amazon.



Açai is a palm tree native to the Amazon region. The black-purple fruit, which grows in a broom-like shape from the trunk, is mostly hard seeds, and the few edible parts contain a wealth of nutrients such as polyphenols, iron, and vitamin E.

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タピオカ Tapioca


Cassava is the staple food in the Amazon region. It is eaten in a variety of ways, including boiled, fried, and stir-fried. Tapioca is made from the juice of grated and squeezed cassava potatoes, and the starch that has precipitated is extracted, dried, and ground into a powder. The powder is then baked into a crepe with ingredients such as ham and cheese, which is also called tapioca locally. Tapioca is a word of Tupi people (indios).

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ポン・デ・ケイジョ Pão de queijo


Pão means bread and queijo means cheese. It is made with tapioca flour instead of wheat flour. The crunchy outside and chewy inside is a texture that tapioca can provide.

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ブラジルナッツ Brazil nut


About twice the size of almonds, Brazil nuts are native to the Amazon region and have a taste and texture similar to macadamia nuts. They are so nutritious that they are called "mineral gems." Do not overeat.

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コシーニャ Coxinha


A deep-fried croquette made with tomato-flavored chicken pieces wrapped in a rich potato batter. Coxinha means "little thigh." The drop-like shape resembles a chicken thigh.

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アサイー Açaí


Açaí has a slight astringency, a richness like olive oil, and a fresh aroma like young leaves. By itself açaí has little flavor, so it is usually mixed with fruit.

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Goiabada & Queijo Minas

グァバ、水、砂糖で作る羊羹のようなお菓子 ゴイアバーダと、ミナス・ジェライス州が発祥のチーズ ケイジョ・ミナスは、その相性の良さから「ロミオとジュリエット」と呼ばれています。

Goiabada, a sweet made of guava, water, and sugar, and Queijo Minas is a cheese from the state of Minas Gerais. They are so well mached and called "Romeo and Juliet."

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パヴェ Pavê


The largest number of immigrants in Brazil are the Italian descent. Pavê is a dessert created by Italian as an adaptation of tiramisu. It consists of layers of biscuit and cream with condensed milk etc.


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コーヒー Café


Brazil is the world's largest producer and exporter of coffee. It is common to drink deep roasted coffee with plenty of sugar. In the morning, café con leite (café au lait) with milk is also popular.




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