chapter  10
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Industrialization of Mexican Pulque

Pulque (1) is a milky, slightly foamy, acidic, somewhat viscous, alcoholic beverage made by fermenting (not distilling) the fresh or regular juice (aguamiel) of certain types of agave (Fig. 1) mainly grown in Central MexicoMexico, Hidalgo, and Tlaxcala states: agave atrovirens (A. salmiana or Pulque agave), agave Americana (century plant or Maguey cenizo), agave mapisaga (manso o Maguey mexicano) and agave marmorata (2).