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Description: Gofio is a doughy, ball-shaped bread made with a variety of flours but orginally with blue cornflour (US: corn starch). This is now likely to be toasted wheat, barley, maize and/or chickpeas. It was eaten by the inhabitants of the Canary Islands, particularly Gomera, prior to the arrival of the Spanish and has all the appearance of a primitive bread. The sample we ate was gritty, moist and rather unpleasant.
Latin: Zea mays (Linnaeus, 1753)
Most frequent country: Spain
Most frequent region: Canary Islands
See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Canary Islands