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Cemita rolls at a market in Puebla, Mexico
Alternative names Cemita poblana
Type Bread roll or sandwich
Place of origin Mexico
Region or state Puebla

The cemita is a torta originally from Puebla, Mexico. Also known as cemita poblana, it derives from the city (and region) of Puebla. The word refers to the sandwich as well as to the roll it is typically served on, a bread roll covered with sesame seeds. The bread is made without egg. Additionally, the ingredients usually are restricted to sliced avocado, meat, white cheese, onions, the herb pápalo and chipotle adobado, or jalapeño.


The Real Academia Española says cemita comes from "acemite" (archaic Spanish for "bran") which in turn comes from Aramaic, and is related to Greek σεμίδαλις (semídalis) ("semolina").

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