Teresa Huaytani Al is a vendor at the market in Cusco in Peru. Her favorite potato is the purple-colored Majtacha.
Yellow-spotted river turtle eggs are a delicacy in Peru. Communities who once collected the eggs to eat themselves are now selling them for ever higher prices, pushing the turtles to the brink of extinction.
Chia seeds, acai berries and maca have made it from the remote corners of Latin America to our local supermarkets. Touted as "superfoods" full of with vitamins, they've been flying off the shelves. But is it all good?
Around 10,000 endangered frogs have been found dead at Peru's Lake Titicaca. It's the only place where the amphibians live. Now, an investigation into the die-off has begun.
The paiche is the largest carnivorous freshwater fish in the amazon region. And a delicacy. That threatens its population, which affects indigenous fishermen as well.
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