Pulque is another traditional beverage (3-4 % alcohol) made from the juice of the maguey or agave plant. Is this beverage the same as? No, is fermented and destilled to make a strong alcohol, while is a milky , slightly foamy and somewhat viscous beverage made by fermeting (not destilling) the fresh sap of certain types of maguey.
There are many versions of wherecomes from. Some people say it was one of the earliest alcoholic beverages produced in Central America, others say originated as part of some religious ceremonies and offered to Tepoztecatl, an Aztec god.
What ever the case, a study ofhas shown that it is a nutritious that provides among other things Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid as well as a benefitial microbial community for the human digestive system.
Unlike, most Mexicans turn up their noses at the mention of . It is considered a crude, peasant , and not nearly as desirable as and other spirits. Part of ‘s bad reputation comes from years of abuse by alcoholic campesinos (farmers), who would gallons of it daily, starting in the morning and going all day.
Pulque was sold in casual backyard type business called pulquerias. Usually just a few tables and chairs, sometimes pigs, chickens, or dogs were kicked around at one’s feet. Thewas traditionally served in calabash gourds, but by the 1970’s, plastic buckets were commonly used. You can still find vendors with their donkeys carrying the bags, but although it may be sad to say, the golden age of and the pulquerias is over now being part of the story of Mexican .
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