Pulque


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pulque

[′pül‚kā]
(food engineering)
The sap of the agave plant after natural fermentation, it is distilled to make tequila.

Pulque

 

a popular drink in Mexico made from the sweet juice of various magueys (Agave salmiana, A. atrovirens, and other species). A flower shoot is cut before flowering, and the juice is taken from the cut. Between 4 and 7 liters are produced daily for three months. The juice ferments rapidly to form pulque, which has an alcoholic content of 4–8 percent. The Aztecs of antiquity used the drink in religious ceremonies.

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Pulque reached its height of popularity in Mexico during the 19th century.
18) Nariguera de las divinidades del pulque (figuras 6, 17): una pieza completa (posiblemente de la ofrenda 122).
Durante mas de dos generaciones, el trabajo realizado por los pulqueros de Zapotlan para mantener viva una tradicion ha sido afectado por la permeabilidad de un paradigma socioeconomico y cultural que influye no solo en los mercados a gran escala, sino que en lo local ha interferido en la forma de organizacion social de los actores dedicados a la produccion y distribucion de pulque, reconfigurando sus respuestas frente a este paradigma de la globalizacion (Macias, 2011).
Agave americana se utiliza tambien para la extraccion de aguamiel y la elaboracion de pulque.
Down in Mexico City, pulquerias are bars dedicated to pulque, a milky, beer-like drink fermented from the sap of the agave plant.
Este comerciante establecio que la tercera parte de las utilidades y de las perdidas en todas las negociaciones que hiciera esta compania corresponderian a su hijo y que la ganancia de el seria el usufructo que obtuviera de sus haciendas, como el pulque, ganado y arrendamientos, sin que en ello tuviera su hijo ganancia alguna.
These data do not coincide with what was reported by Siller (1985) in pulque maguey, in which he found 3 instars after measuring the cephalic capsules.
Some would say that it is more refreshing; thus, second pressings are often used for pulque frio, which is served on ice.
aunque no hay evidencias arqueologicas de cuando se bebio pulque por primera vez, seguramente fue mucho antes del periodo azteca (Academia Mexicana del Tequila, A.
Pablo, one of our hosts, guided us to his maguey plants and showed us how to extract the pulque.
The Ticuila Indians fermented blue agave into pulque but it was too weak for the Spanish, who distilled it into tequila.
No sabe lo que es propio de su pais, el pulque y la coca cola eran dos bebidas mexicanas.