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Homemade alguashte served on unripe mango.

Alguashte is a seasoning typical of Salvadoran cuisine made from ground pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and is used on both sweet or savoury meals. Simple to make; it is often prepared at home, however it can also be purchased pre-packaged as well as from street vendors often as an addition to a meal or snack. It is added to fruits such as unripe mango, as well as food dishes such as shuco and chicken.[1]


Alhuashte: from the Nahuatl AYU, juice; JUASHTI, seeds. Adobo prepared from pumpkin seeds.


While its origin is not known, alguashte likely is of Mayan origins as pepitas have been consumed in Mesoamerica for several centuries.[2]


  1. ^ Alguashte, harina de semilla de calabaza
  2. ^ "iFood Culinary Encyclopedia". Archived from the original on 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2013-10-07.