The black crab, the only animal with designation of origin in Colombia


Gecarcinus ruricola is a bulwark of Providence but it is also an endangered species.


The Providencia Island black crab (Gecarcinus ruricola) is an animal that for approximately 40 years has become a product of the highest gastronomic and cultural relevance for the Colombian root population.

In fact, more than 20 different dishes are derived from its grinding wheels and meat, which are the flagship of the gastronomic offer of the island that is part of the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina. In Providencia, which has 5,000 inhabitants, 207 families live on the production chain that involves the gastronomic consumption of this species.

By: ESPECIALES DIGITALES | Source: El Tiempo

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