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Revista interamericana de ambiente y turismo

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BERMEO TAMAYO, Paulina Lisette; ELIZALDE MENDEZ, Juan José  and  CALLE INIGUEZ, Melissa Paulina. Traditional gastronomy: tastes and preferences of the inhabitants of the canton Santa Rosa, El Oro, Ecuador. Rev. interam. ambient. tur. [online]. 2020, vol.16, n.2, pp.175-185. ISSN 0717-6651.

In the present work of investigation, it was possible to determine the tastes and preferences of the citizens of Santa Rosa, pertaining to the province of El Oro, Ecuador, identifying the problematic one of this sector, where other culinary techniques of diverse countries have appeared, generating in the population a tendency or inclination to consume with greater enhancement the foreign gastronomy; raising the objective to identify the tastes and nutritional preferences of the inhabitants and how the foreign cultures influence in the gastronomy of the Canton. A descriptive methodology was used, allowing the identification of the object of study, providing a qualitative and quantitative approach together with the research instruments used (surveys and interviews). The results of the study, gave a new perspective, because the city is characterized by the wide variety of gastronomy based on seafood, it was possible to establish that the tastes are red meat 22% and seafood 39.3%, also identifying if their nutrition is adequate, however, the results were high consumption of fast food and low consumption of vegetables; As for the influence of foreign food, it has no major relevance within the inhabitants, since most of them prefer local or typical food; finally, the representative raw material of the canton for the elaboration of the local gastronomy is seafood, coinciding with the majority of the inhabitants' tastes.

Keywords : Tastes; Preferences; Gastronomy; Nutrition; Tourism.

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