How does an agave plant reproduce?
Where does agave nectar come from?
- The name agave comes from is the Greek word for 'noble.' Agave nectar (and tequila) is made from the sap from hearts (piÃ±as) of the plant. This plant is actually related to the lily and amaryllis (it has its own genus, Agave).
Where does agave grow in the US?
- Agave (/əˈɡɑːvi/, UK also /əˈɡeɪvi/, Anglo-Hispanic: /əˈɡɑːveɪ/) is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Some agave species are also native to tropical areas of South America.
What is tequila agave and where does it come from?
- The high production of sugars named agavins, mostly fructose, in the core of the plant is the main characteristic that makes it suitable for the preparation of alcoholic beverages. The tequila agave is native to the states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit and Aguascalientes in Mexico.
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