Peruvian food is carving out a niche in the culinary landscape, according to a report from Packaged Facts. When the National Restaurant Association polled chefs about the top ethnic flavor trend of 2014, 57% said Peruvian cuisine. Some mainstay ingredients in Peruvian cooking include purple corn, which contains wellness properties and cancer-fighting flavonoids that are popular in nutritional drinks; aji peppers that bring a "lighter, fruitier heat" to dipping sauces and amaranth, which is packed with protein.

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