List of Chilean ingredients

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This is a list of ingredients found in Chilean cuisine which are mostly those used in Mediterranean and Andean cuisine.

Grains and maize[edit]



  • Beef
  • Charqui, a form of jerky common in South America made from dried and salted meat, usually horse, llama or beef.
  • Pork
  • Goose


Dairy products[edit]

  • Milk (although rarely in fresh form in cities; long-life milk is standard).



  • Avocado
  • Magellan Barberry
  • Grape
  • Olive
  • Quince
  • Cherimoya, a fruit
  • Lúcuma, a subtropical fruit of Andean origin.
  • Mountain papaya, a fruit usually cooked as a vegetable, but is also eaten raw; like Papaya, it is rich in the digestive enzyme papain.
  • Murta, a shrub native to southern Chile. The fruit is a small red, white or purple berry 1 cm diameter with a strong strawberry flavour.
  • Piñón, The seeds are edible, similar to large pine nuts, and are extensively harvested in Chile.


  • Changle, fungi
  • Digüeñe, an orange-white coloured edible ascomycete fungus native to south-central Chile.

Herbs and spices[edit]

See also[edit]