Artículo Year: 2014 Vol.: 12 No.: 2 pp.: 433-442 Language: Español

El Casabe y la Arepa: Alimentos Prehispánicos de la Culinaria Indígena Venezolana


Anthropologists studying the origins of peoples say that Latin‑Americans “are men of maize and
cassava in our situation the Venezuelans are consumers of arepas and casabe.” This study aims to analyze the origin and the importance of two pre‑Hispanic foods such as the cassava and the arepa, which are a legacy of the culinary Venezuelan indigenous, methodologically relies in the literature review and the collection of information for further analysis and discussion.The cassava and the arepa form an indigenous legacy of beneficial nutritional qualities that are part of our diet and representing a feature of culture, an imprint of the Prehispanic food that has managed to transcend the passing of time.


ISSN: 1695-7121
Author details:

Dpto. de Tecnología de Procesos Biológicos y Bioquímicos, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela. Email:

Title in English: The Casabe and Arepa: Prehispanic Food Culinary Venezuelan Indigenous

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