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Chicha The exact origin of the word "chicha" is debated. One belief is that the word "chicha" is of Taino origin and became a generic term used by the Spanish to define any and all fermented beverages brewed by indigenous peoples in the Americas. However, according to the Real Academia Española and other authors, the word "chicha" comes from the Kuna word "chichab," or "chiab" which means maize. Furthermore, according to Don Luis G. Iza it comes from the Nahuatl word "chichiatl", which means "fermented water"; the verb "chicha" meaning "to sour a drink" and the postfix "-atl" meaning water. (Note that these etymologies are not mutually exclusive.)
Chicha Chicha morada is not fermented. It is usually made from ears of purple maize ("maíz morado"), which are boiled with pineapple rind, cinnamon, and cloves. This gives a strong, purple-colored liquid, which is then mixed with sugar and lemon. This beverage is usually taken as a refreshment, but in recent years many health benefits of purple corn have been found. Chicha morada is Common in Bolivian and Peruvian cultures and is generally drunk as an accompaniment to food.
Chicha Throughout the Amazon Basin (including the interiors of Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil), chicha is usually made from cassava, but also cooking plantain is known to be used. Traditionally, the women chew the washed and peeled cassava and spit the juice into a bowl. Cassava root is very starchy, and therefore the enzymes in the preparer's saliva rapidly convert the starch to simple sugar, which is further converted by wild yeast or bacteria into alcohol. After the juice has fermented in the bowl for few hours, the result will be mildly sweet and sour chicha, similar in appearance to defatted milk. In Peruvian Amazonia, the drink is called "masato".
Chicha It is traditional for families to offer chicha to arriving guests. Children are offered new chicha that has not fermented, whereas adults are offered fermented chicha; the most highly fermented chicha, with its significant alcohol content, is reserved for men.
Chicha In Ecuador chicha is prepared according to zone, lowland or highland. Highland chicha is likely to contain maize or quinoa. Chicha can be purchased from chicheros, or in restaurants, in many towns across the country, with type and availability varying seasonally. Otavalo hosts a festival of chicha, called Yamor, in September, which includes chicha contests and sampling of over 30 different varieties based on different types of maize.