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a semi-woody perennial native of the American continent. Pulque and aquamiel are produced from it as fermented beverages, and mescal and tequila may in turn be distilled from these.


a genus of the plant family Agavaceae.

Agave americana
contains an unknown toxin; causes lameness, recumbency and muscle damage. Called also century plant, American aloe.
Agave lecheguilla
contains a steroidal or lithogenic saponin; causes photosensitive dermatitis. Called also lecheguilla, tula ixtle.
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GINGER AND COCONUT PUDDINGS (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS: 1tsp icing sugar mixed with a pinch of ground ginger 6 pieces stem ginger, plus 3tbsp of the syrup 75g organic virgin coconut oil, melted 200ml warm water 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated 1/2tsp ground ginger 1/2tsp allspice 175g self-raising flour 1/2tsp baking powder 3/4tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs 100g The Groovy Food Company rich and dark agave nectar 3.
Mi Casa 100% Agave Tequila is made from agaves grown on the Rodriguez family ranch in Michoacan, the only single-estate tequila exported from the region.
Perhaps the most interesting drink is the Tour de Mexico, which showcases five examples of the agave: tequila, mezcal, sotol, pulque (a beer-like drink) and agave nectar.
Biologists are aware that agave is used by desert animals; agave also is consumed by humans for food and fiber in the Southwest (Gentry, 1982).
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As a consequence of the huge reproductive effort, most Agave species (at least in the non-herbaceous taxa) are monocarpic (semelparous), they die shortly after reproduction (Eguiarte et al.
Pieces of agave leaves (200 g) sprinkled with 20 mL of malathion insecticide (Agricultura Nacional de Jalisco, S.
Sensitive like grapes, agaves need the right climate and soil for their thick, spiky blue-grey leaves to grow, and take a minimum of seven to eight years to mature and produce their distinctive taste and bite.
After a four-day stay at Villa Agave, Francis Ford Coppola said farewell to his hosts and wrote in the guestbook: I'm sitting in almost the same spot, looking at the same view (Island of Lokrum) as I did fifty years ago, when I was trying to write 'The Rain People'.
HOME MADE SMOOTHIE AND GRANOLA Makes 2 FOR THE SMOOTHIE 100g blueberries 100g raspberries 2 bananas 200ml cranberry juice 200ml white grape juice or apple juice 2 tbsp agave nectar Juice ' lime 300ml natural yoghurt Few fresh mint leaves Place all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth.
Our agave syrup is organic, and because it is sweeter than table syrup and has a low GI it can be used to generate a reduction in calorie intake"
Foods spiked with "fructans" from the agave plant may be used in a new genre of processed foods with health benefits and as a source of nutrients that helps the body's absorption of calcium, according to Mercedes LEpez, National Polytechnic Institute, Guanajuato, Mexico.