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They say that if you have not tried the local cuisine of the place you visit, you will not have known the essence of that destination. And to discover Gran Canaria , its history, its people and even the reason for the capricious orography of the landscape, you have to savor it.
 
This island of flavors in the Atlantic enjoys the benefits of the sea, the sun, the fresh trade winds and the robust character of its volcanoes, which have given its own identity to a cuisine reminiscent of Europe, Latin America and Africa.
 
Trying their recipe book and discovering their products become a unique experience: sea salt and local fish and shellfish that are produced and caught in an artisanal way.
World-renowned cheeses that carry ancient traditions such as grazing and transhumance.

Volcanic soil that gives its wines, ancient olive trees and coffee plantations , a unique character and makes them grow fertile together with tropical fruits and generous orchards with mangoes, avocados, pineapples, papayas, potatoes, tomatoes, onions and strawberries , among others.
 
Different microclimates that make it possible for the black bee to happily produce its honey and that, every beginning of the year, its Sacred Mountains (World Heritage of Humanity) are covered with the pink cloak of almond blossom.

Gran Canaria is an island of flavors, a miniature continent of contrasts and textures, with excellent products that are worth discovering.

Sea salt

It blooms in small pits next to the sea, where it crystallizes thanks to the sun and the winds. Trade winds.

 

Originally destined to supply the fishing sector, now its natural market in the local food industry, especially in gastronomy.

 

We find several types according to their grain: rock, coarse, scale and fleur de sel.

Tropical fruits

Mango, papaya or pitahaya crops cover agricultural plains and valleys in the north and south of Gran Canaria.

 

A world of fruity delicacies, praised for their special sweetness, the intensity of their flavor and the freshness that their proximity brings.

 

Savor guavas, pomegranates, bananas and the exotic kiwis, soursop, lychees, tamarinds or starfruit!

Gofio de millo

Mango, papaya or pitahaya crops cover agricultural plains and valleys in the north and south of Gran Canaria.

 

A world of fruity delicacies, praised for their special sweetness, the intensity of their flavor and the freshness that their proximity brings.

 

Savor guavas, pomegranates, bananas and the exotic kiwis, soursop, lychees, tamarinds or starfruit!

Fish

The Gran Canaria fishery is characterized by its artisanal craftsmanship, since the fishing is carried out near the coast and the same day it is on land, thanks to small boats of 2 to 8 crew members that go out to fish.

 

This means that the catches are of high quality and freshness, reaching some 150 species with almost no discards.

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Cheeses

The cheese tradition of Gran Canaria is reflected in the production of a wide variety of cheeses.

 

The climate, the autochthonous breeds that guarantee the quality of the milk and the good work of farmers and cheesemakers, make the cheeses have an identity rich in traditions, such as grazing and transhumance, which gives them unique aromas and flavors.

Wine

The vine arrived in Gran Canaria in the 15th century, becoming the dominant crop until the end of the 18th century.

 

The island offers a great varietal richness and, taking into account that phylloxera did not arrive here, you can still grow frank vines standing. For this reason, wines of unique varieties in the world, long-lived and of great viniferous purity can be obtained.

Coffee

The coffee plantations of Valle Agaete are the oldest and most well-known on the island, but they already exist in other areas of the island. This crop, the northernmost on the planet, is mainly of the typical variety, although other varieties are already proliferating.

 

This is an exotic specialty coffee, of limited production, that is born together with magos, papayas, oranges and sugar cane.

Almonds, marzipan and bienmesabe

The almond tree has a long roots on the island. It is part of the interior landscape and has deep roots in popular culture and our gastronomy: in pastries and as an ingredient in stews with meat and fish.

 

Marzipan and bienmesabe (almond paste ideal to accompany flan or ice cream) are eaten all year round.