Small serving of panocha from Chimayó, New Mexico
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||New Mexico southern Colorado|
|Main ingredient(s)||Ground sprouted wheat flour, piloncillo|
Panocha, in New Mexico and southern Colorado, is a pudding made from ground sprouted wheat and piloncillo. It is traditionally eaten during Lent. The sprouted-wheat flour is called "panocha flour" or simply "panocha", as well.
In other regions, "panocha" can mean penuche or panuche. In the Philippines, it means a kind of cane sugar produced by a crude milling process, like panela. In Spanish slang, it is a taboo word for the vulva, a fact that has led to many deliberate and accidental puns. It can also mean a coward.
In some regions of Spain (e.g. Aragón), una panocha de maiz is an ear of corn..
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