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Tunisia’s spicy Harissa made it to UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage

TUNISIA: Tunisia’s Harissa has made it to the list of UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage.

UNESCO said it was part of the North African country’s identity.

The UN’s cultural agency is meeting in Morocco to examine proposals for its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which aims to protect cultural traditions, practices, and knowledge, Arab News reported.

Harissa is a paste made with sun-dried hot peppers, freshly prepared spices, and olive oil, which preserves it and slightly reduces its spiciness. It is found in almost every restaurant in Tunisia and exported worldwide.


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