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High altitude farming on Lake Titicaca

Sun-cured tubers
  • Survival of the toughest
  • Backpackers
  • Touching the sky
  • Sun-cured tubers
  • Chasing rainbows?
  • Herding homeward
  • Bright smiles

Sun-cured tubers

Oca tubers are a major staple crop on La Isla del Sol, and throughout the Altiplano. Harvested tubers are left in the sun for several days before consumption to reduce the oxalate content and improve the taste.

picture credit: © Neil Palmer



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