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History & Heritage


Tunisian harissa enters the Unesco intangible heritage of humanity

The famous Tunisian hot sauce is an integral part of Tunisia’s culinary and cultural heritage.

The Tunisian harissa has been included in the Unesco intangible heritage of humanity. An essential condiment of the Tunisian culinary heritage, harissa has even become an indelible part of the Tunisian identity.

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Mloukhiya, a typical Tunisian delight

Flagship product in Tunisia

A creamy paste prepared from dried chillies, spices and olive oil, it accompanies most Tunisian culinary recipes and can be found at all tables, whether in restaurants or in private homes.

Its popularity even extends beyond Tunisia’s borders, as the country exports its flagship product to no less than 27 destinations, led by France, Belgium and Italy.

Published on 1 December 2022