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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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As it is with wine, the growing region where the agaves are cultivated and the tequila is made is a point of distinction between brands.
As the category grows, we see consumers trading up to premium products, including 100% agave and tequilas with distinct aging, as well as looking for unique flavors," says Gary Ross, senior brand director of tequila at Beam Suntory.
We systematically walked the entire study area (over 2 days) along transects 20-m wide and recorded the number of all new stalks of desert agave and the number consumed by desert bighorn sheep.
The group had low genetic differentiation between species and populations--but similar to other agaves (Table 1): A.
The experiments were conducted in 2 commercial agave plantations in Jalisco, Mexico, each containing 7-yr-old blue agave plants.
Note to self: Agave syrup can be found in the health food aisle of major supermarkets, and works as a sugar substitute if you find a recipe too tart; or if it's too sweet, add more lime.
Agave nectar is found on the shelves of health food stores, primarily under the labels "Agave Nectar 100% Natural Sweetener" and "Organic Raw Blue Agave Nectar.
Also worth trying is top-shelf Partida Blanco, produced from mature, estate grown blue agaves cultivated in the rich, red volcanic soil, of Amatitan, Mexico.
Because agave is 25% sweeter than sugar, you can use less of it (three-quarters of a cup of agave equals one cup of sugar).
In addition to the agaves, San Marcos is adding other notable and exotic succulents to its list, including aloes, cotyledons, dyckias, echeverias and yuccas.
Agaves are slow growing, they take up to seven years to mature, so producers are having to sit on their hands when they aren't gunning for thieves, and wait for new plants to develop.