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Learn/Aprender :: Tour/Excursion
Tour:Amarinth facility in Etla learning about production and uses
9:00 AM
Oaxaca Lending Library
Tour the Amarinth facility in Etla and learn about its production, nutrition and uses.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 - 9 to 4

Payment either at the OLL front desk or on the OLL Event page https://www.oaxlibrary.org/online-store. Early registration advised. Members: 350 pesos Non-members: 400 pesos


Known to the Aztecs as hu?uhtli, amaranth is thought to have comprised up to 80% of their energy consumption before the Spanish conquest. It was also used to prepare ritual drinks and foods, which prompted the Conquistadors to ban its cultivation for religious reasons. Nowadays, though, a new appreciation for the nutritional value of the crop has brought a resurgence in the cultivation of amaranth, as we will learn on this tour.

Afterwards, we will stop for lunch at the Hacienda Santa Martha, which offer an incredible all-you-can-eat buffet featuring dozens of tempting dishes. (Note: tour price does not include lunch, which will cost approximately 200 pesos for food and beverage.)

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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Oaxaca Lending Library
Address: 519 Pino Suarez, Centro Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca 68000
Phone: 9515169715

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