General Information
NameTamale
Scientific NameNot Available
DescriptionA tamale is a traditional Latin American dish made of masa (a starchy dough, usually corn-based), which is steamed or boiled in a leaf wrapper. The wrapping is discarded before eating. Tamales can themselves be filled with meats, cheese, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned. The diversity of native languages in Mesoamerica led to a number of local words for the tamal, many of which remain in use. [Wikipedia]
Primary IDFOOD00795
Picture820
Classification
GroupDishes
Sub-GroupLatin American cuisine
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDTamale
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.