Guascas

by Erica Dinho on March 19, 2009

guascas
An herb from Colombia, guascas can be found in the USA in specialty food stores in dehydrated form and packaged in bags.

I have had good experiences with: AmigosFood and HatoGrande.

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1 Juan R. January 3, 2010 at 1:08 AM

Thank you For posting all this food I like learning new thing every day and most sertainly there are many name of Dishes and ingredient that I will like to know their meanings.

Such as arepas, masarepa…etc.etc.
Thank you again For sharing it all. I love Food and love to cook it too.
J. Ruiz

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2 ju January 7, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Estas guascas son lo que le dan ese sabor tan carcteristico al ajiaco cierto ? pero sin pasarse creo, ya que algunos ajiacos que he provado tenian un sabor muy fuerte quiza por esceso de esta hieva, al igual que cuando se hacen las cremas con apio y se le añade demasiado apio luego tiene ese sabor tan invasivo a apio que no me gusta nada. Viva Colombia ! :D

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3 Erica January 8, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Ju,

Si, las guascas le dan el sabor perfecto al ajiaco!

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4 Linda Koch January 20, 2012 at 6:32 PM

what does guascas taste like

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5 Rebecca February 16, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Is there anything similar i could use instead of the guacas? I havent been able to find it..

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6 football jerseys for sale April 25, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Thank you For posting all this food I like learning new thing every day and most sertainly there are many name of Dishes and ingredient that I will like to know their meanings.

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7 Jenny April 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM

I alos have good experience buying from Amigofoods.

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8 mark belles November 2, 2012 at 10:04 PM

i live near some corn fields. would you please tell the scientific name for guascas. i would like to visit the local ag coop near me to ask how i could start growing it here in washington state.

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9 Marilyn raff January 12, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Is there a Mexican spice I can use instead of Guascas?

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10 Carolina April 1, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Hola! Sabes en qué mercados latinos se pueden conseguir? Los he buscado en Sedano’s en Florida pero no los he encontrado

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11 Erica April 2, 2013 at 8:19 AM

I usually buy mine online at “Amigosfood”.

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12 Chris Caldwell August 9, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I’ve found things that describe the taste of guascas as artichoke-like. Anybody able to confirm or deny this? I’m trying to find a reasonable alternative.

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13 debs March 6, 2014 at 7:46 AM

I have *finally* found guascas in the UK. Now I want to cook with it! I’ve found one recipe on your site, for Ajiaco, but what else can I do with guascas?

P.S. I LOVE this site. Ever since I returned from a holiday in Cali, I have been missing the wonderful Colombian food. I’m so pleased to be able to recreate some of the flavours of Colombia in my kitchen thanks to your lovely recipes.

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14 Maure August 28, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Got tons of this growing in my garden in Massachusetts… pull it out all the time… keeps coming back, lol !

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15 Maure August 28, 2014 at 2:18 PM
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