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Food History in 300 Words: Latin American Lengua

Calling all adventurous eaters! Today's food history lesson centers on a dish that's quite tongue in cheek. That's right - lengua!

Though the thought of eating tongue may be terrifying to some, those who have given it a go know just how much flavor it brings to ordinary Latin dishes. Ahead, learn more about lengua's history, preparation, and nutritional value. 

A Historical Dish

Early archaeological findings show that our ancient ancestors have been enjoying lengua since the beginning of time. Numerous recorded images show evidence that tongue was the "favored" organ meat amongst hunters and gathers. According to The Heart of Everything That Is, hunters often considered the body of animals to be useless, and instead reached for the tongue as their main source of food. 

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