Definition of panocha

In the state of New Mexico, the panocha is a wheat dessert, as well as the germinated wheat flour, it is called “panocha flour” or simply “panocha”.

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Elsewhere the word “panocha” may refer to penuche or panuche. In the Philippines it refers to a type of sugar cane produced by a raw milling process, as well as panela. In colloquial Spanish it is a vulgar word to refer to the vulva, for this reason it has accidentally led most of the population to a play on words.

Definition according to each region

In some regions of Spain, such as the state of Aragon, “a corncob” is an ear of corn.

In other corners of the world such as the region of Murcia, located in Spain, the corn ears are called panocha, once cooked slowly with a wood fire, salt and lemon are added and it is ready to taste, the touch of lemon It is the characteristic flavor of the panocha, since Murcian people, proud of the Murcian orchard rich in fruits and vegetables, consider lemon as a primary dressing in various dishes.

It is typical to find the ears at the renowned Murcia fair, which takes place in September, and there, on the boardwalk, you can find various establishments where they can be purchased for a low price.

Another time of year where the ears are eaten is during the festivities that take place a week after Easter. During the celebration, it is typical to put barracks on the street throughout the city where exotic dishes from the region are exhibited.

In the same way, an emblematic site in the Murcia region is also called a panocha, it is a fragment of a mountainous system of the cresta de gallo, which by adopting a form of corn cob or panocha, is popularly known by fans of climbing like the Panocha. It is a really incredible place, where you can see the entire Murcia valley and it is ideal for jogging or hiking.

In addition to this, the panocha is a benchmark in the world of climbing. Apart from being also a stone that is located in large lands that divides the countryside of Cartagena from the city of Murcia. There are 3 accesses to the panocha: from Algerzares following the road that goes up to the sanctuary of the Virgin Fuensanta, another access would be to Beniajan, crossing the old estates of La Tana; and finally, a path that leaves from the pool until it reaches the sanctuary road after crossing the Valley.

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